9 September 2021

This half term, we have had a real drive in our Careers Programme for pupils to consider their future pathways. This has included focused, targeted sessions as well as whole year group activities. Due to Year 11 missing out on this essential element of their education, once the pupils had completed their formal assessments for Teacher Assessed Grades, they were given the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions led by school and external providers.

Provision included writing CVs and job application forms, virtual university tours and ASK Apprenticeship webinars. Year 10 pupils also had access to some of these presentations. Year 9 have been involved in STEM activities this half term. Some pupils participated in a virtual Energy Quest Workshop. During this event pupils completed a challenge to create a charge using limited equipment and found out about different engineering roles. They were amazing and the session was really interesting! All Year 9 also participated in four hours of STEM learning, delivered by STEM First, during the whole school examination week. They took part in activities, and had the opportunity to investigate the many different job roles that are available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through discussions with employees working in STEM careers.