Year 10 - Spring Board
In Year 10, we build upon the work done so far on ‘personal discovery’ and ‘self-assessment’, to thinking about becoming better equipped in order to feel more confident about how they portray themselves to potential employers and wider networks. Including job application and interview processes.
We also have more opportunities to research careers using a variety of online tools and resources.
Later in the year and again working alongside PSHCE department, the Work Related Learning Coordinator also puts together a programme where invited guests (from local businesses and other contacts) share their stories of their career journey with the students, explaining how they made their choices, gained relevant qualifications, their level of job satisfaction and career development paths open to them. This increases the number of meaningful-employer contacts that they have. It also creates supportive links that the school has with local businesses and industries-all adding flavour to the local career information and opportunities.
Year 11 - Runway
In Year 11 we run the ‘Year 11 Post 16 Conference’ which is an action-packed and informative day, where the students hear a Keynote presentation by an invited guest (usually alumni) and the ‘Learning to Work’ charity provide us with several delegated from local businesses who represent key career areas such as; IT, Engineering, Law, Medical professions, Creative Industries etc. The day concludes with a talk from the National Apprenticeship Service and a Q and A session with the Head Girl Team about life in the Sixth Form and their future choices. All this informs our student of their post 16 and post 18 options.