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Work Experience

The purpose of Work Experience is to provide pupils with the opportunity, before leaving school, of having experienced directly the realities of working life. It is an exercise, forming an integral part of the school curriculum, and is not to be regarded as specifically vocational training or recruitment.

Pupils are given an insight into the world of work, its disciplines and its organisation. Pupils will be afforded opportunities to:

  1.   compare their career ideas with actual experiences in various skills/work areas;

  2.  be given opportunities to see the potential applications of the knowledge they have been acquiring;

  3.  gain an appreciation of work attitudes and an understanding of the differences between school and work;

  4.  have a chance to meet and establish relationships with people outside their acquaintance;

  5.  develop a range of transferable, key employability skills

All pupils should have the opportunity to take part in Work Experience during their last 14 months of compulsory schooling. The Deepings School has chosen the period following the Easter break as best meeting the particular curriculum, timetabling and staffing arrangements for this school. It is not possible to arrange any Year 10 placements for any other time. Part-time jobs undertaken by pupils in holiday periods are not regarded as Work Experience by the school. 

The dates for Year 10 work experience will be 14 - 25 May 2018.

Check out the tips and advice provided by former students in the document below.

SIXTH FORM WORK EXPERIENCE

Sixth Form students will also have opportunities to take part in a period of work experience, towards the end of the summer term. Students expand on their experiences in Year 10 and source their own placements, further developing their research and communication skills. This additional opportunity will prove valuable when applying for higher education courses and on seeking employment.

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Work Experience Advice and Tips from for... 18th Apr 2017 Download
Guidelines for work experience 2018.pdf 11th Sep 2017 Download
Year 10 Work experience presentation Oct... 03rd Oct 2017 Download
Curriculum Date  
Explanation of the Changes to SEN 18th Sep 2016 Download
Extra Curricular Clubs - Autumn Term 2 & Spring Term 1 2017 18.pdf 23rd Nov 2017 Download
Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities Autumn 2016 12th Oct 2016 Download
GCSE PE 2016 Individual Activities Display Poster .pdf 08th May 2017 Download
GCSE PE 2016 Team Activities Display Poster.pdf 08th May 2017 Download
GCSE Strategy Evening for Blue and Green Band Students 18th Sep 2016 Download
GCSE Strategy Evening for Red Band Students 18th Sep 2016 Download
Local Offer 2015 18th Sep 2016 Download
Parents Apprenticeship Guide 12th Oct 2016 Download
Parents Information Guide eBook V3.pdf 21st Jun 2017 Download
Privacy Notice 07th Oct 2016 Download
SEN Changes to Provision 18th Sep 2016 Download
SEN September Letter 18th Sep 2016 Download
Summer 2 Activities 18th Sep 2016 Download
Timeline of AS and A Level Reforms 18th Sep 2016 Download
Timeline of GCSE Reforms 18th Sep 2016 Download
Trip FAQs Online Payment Consent.pdf 14th Nov 2016 Download
Trip FAQs.pdf 14th Jul 2017 Download
Y10 Art.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Art.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Business.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Computer Science.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Creative iMedia.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Drama.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Exam Timetable.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Food Technology.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 French.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Geography.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 German.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 History.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Maths.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Music.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 PE.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Product Design.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 RE.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Resistant Materials.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Science.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y10 Spanish.pdf 20th Apr 2017 Download
Y8 Options Meeting for Parents 18th Sep 2016 Download
Year 10 Options Request Form 2016 18th Sep 2016 Download
Year 10 parents curriculum and work experience presentation 07th Oct 2016 Download
Year 10 Work experience presentation October 2017 03rd Oct 2017 Download
Year 11 information evening for parents September 26th 2017.pdf 28th Sep 2017 Download
Year 8 Options Info Eve May 2016 18th Sep 2016 Download
Year 8 Parents Guided Options January 2017.pptx 02nd Feb 2017 Download
Year 9 Options Booklet 2016 18th Sep 2016 Download
Year 9 Options Information Eve Presentation Nov 2015 18th Sep 2016 Download
Year 9 Options Letter 2016 18th Sep 2016 Download