Year 11 - Preparing for the Future
Year 11 Post 16 options – preparing for the future
On Wednesday 7 November 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 25 organisations including leisure and travel industries, armed forces, digital and creative, financial, STEM-related and agriculture sectors, universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers.
We were also very pleased to welcome back some of our alumni who are now working in a range of exciting career sectors.
A presentation was provided about the National Citizen Programme, a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their skills and work in their local community, the National Apprenticeship Service delivered a superb presentation on the different levels of apprenticeships and there was a workshop on the innovative careers programme KUDOS. The Head of Sixth Form also talked about remaining in a Sixth Form and will be providing taster sessions early in the New Year.
Bethany from the GPUTC said: “A very successful event, we would love to come back. Students were very willing to ask questions and the staff very supportive”
Representatives from the Army said “The event was well organised and enjoyable. Students were enthusiastic and prepared to engage and it was a good opportunity for us to interact and explain the opportunities on offer”
One year 11 student remarked “I loved the careers fair – I couldn’t believe how many people came in and I was able to pick up lots of useful information”
Mrs Taylor, Careers Lead 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 students develop into well-rounded citizens.
We also provided an overview of all the options, plus opportunities to speak with colleges and other external organisations at our post 16 parents’ information evening, which took place the same day and would like to thank our parents and carers for their continued support”