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Ben Taylor
Education Adviser

St Cuthbert Out, Somerset      English

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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.

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