In October Y11 were off-timetable P1 and P2 to hear from a range of speakers informing them about apprenticeships, 6th forms, college life and choices, the benefits of higher education at university, degree apprenticeships and A-Level choices. They also listened to our Y12 students about their particular experiences of choosing A-Level options.
We held an Enterprise day for Y11 in November where students had to think of a project to help their school or local community. Students enjoyed the concept of working together as a Team to come with their ideas, which, ranged from volunteering their time and companionship to the elderly to providing food for the homeless and study clubs for students:
Between 1-12th November, we held our Year 12 ‘Careers Fortnight’. The aim of this fortnight was to provide Year 12 students with resources and information to help them to make more informed decisions about what they might wish to do post 18, whether it is university, an apprenticeship scheme, a gap year or employment.
This included a trip to Lancaster University, where students attended a talk about how to choose a university, tour of the university campus and a sample lecture. We had various careers speakers invited into assemblies to talk about apprenticeships, employability skills, interview skills and mentoring & visualisation. Ex-students spoke about their particular pathways and students were able to attend careers talks in lessons and at lunchtimes.
“We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . . using technologies that haven’t been invented . . . in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”
Y13 had a series of financial workshops delivered virtually about ‘moving on from school’ and ‘staying safe from scams’. Students learnt how to recognise different financial scams and how to prevent being a victim of scams whilst the moving on from school workshop explained about payslips, gross/net income and how the government uses tax and NICs to fund public services.
We have enjoyed welcoming careers speakers back into school this Term. Music enjoyed a talk by Dr David Onac, Composer and musician; we have had several speakers & Alumnae in to Science lessons including a Nuclear Physicist and speakers for Dance, Maths, English, Economics, History, Art and MFL.
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