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Year 11 - Preparing for the Future

Year 11 Post 16 options – preparing for the future

On Thursday 20 October Year 11 students from The Deepings School took part in a number of activities to learn more about their choices at the end of the academic year.

During the morning students visited an in-house ‘careers fair’ where there were opportunities to discuss progression routes and career aims with representatives from over 20 organisations from career sectors including the leisure industry, retail, armed forces, NHS, STEM-related and agriculture, universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers. A presentation and activity was also provided about the National Citizen Programme, a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their skills and work in their local community.

The newly built UTC (University Technical College) in Peterborough also brought along a robot to demonstrate some of the innovative courses they offer!

Representatives from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines said: “This is a great event and a fantastic way for pupils to engage with organisations”

Peterborough Regional College commented: “Deepings School provide an excellent range of careers advice so students have the opportunity to an unbiased view on career paths”                     

One year 11 student remarked “I really enjoyed the careers fair and being able to talk to lots of different people all in one place”

The event concluded with a presentation from the Head of Sixth Form and a post 16 options DVD to show students working in A-Level subjects and also those who had continued into further education or an apprenticeship.

Mrs Linda Taylor, Careers Manager at the school said:  “We would like to thank all the organisations who arranged activities and gave up their time to provide a good range of impartial and up-to-date information, advice and guidance. Our aim is to ensure that students can make informed decisions about the progression route that is right for them and highlight some excellent opportunities for developing skills that will help them develop into well-rounded citizens. We also provided a year 11 curriculum and exam overview, plus opportunities to speak with colleges and other external organisations at our post 16 parents information evening, which took place the same day.”