Ben is careers adviser at the prestigious Wells Cathedral School. He specialises in helping students and parents understand how GCSE, AS and A-level choices can affect future plans and is hugely knowledgeable about university applications.
- Former deputy head and acting head, St Paul’s School, London
- Vast knowledge of all aspects of applying to university
- 40 years teaching experience
I specialise in the careers implications of academic choices, ensuring that doors are not closed because of ill-informed choice; I also guide students and parents through every aspect of the UCAS application, and am able to give advice on Personal Statements and interview techniques.
From time to time I am called upon to give talks and seminars, and have recently worked with Credit Suisse and UBS banks.
I am currently Careers Adviser at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. Before that I worked for many years at St Paul's School in London, as teacher of languages, Careers Adviser, Deputy Head, and Acting Head.
In my present role I am responsible for guiding students and parents through the implications of choices leading to GCSE, AS and A-level, and help with all aspects of university applications from first thoughts to completed application. I am in close touch with admissions tutors at universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, am familiar with student finance, and with entrance requirements for overseas universities. I am also available to give help to students once they have started their courses.
I can also help students plan their work experience, and, where appropriate, GAP years.