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KS4: Work Experience and A-level options

Here is the KS4 Assesmbly powerpoint about Work Experience (year 10s) and Options (year 11s). Also here’s the picture slideshow from before it.

Yeah, I realise it’s only the pictures you’re interested in 🙂

… but joking apart, they contain some interesting ideas. Enjoy.

Remember, the message of all this is: be prepared, be thinking about these issues and moving them along even when we’re not focusing on them in PSHE or tutor time.

Year 10s will be told when Mrs Russell wants to see them again; year 11s will need to come and make their own bookings in the black folder just inside my door. These bookings might be best saved until nearer the options choice, but take it whenever you want it – you probably only get one meeting, so use it well!

Careers services for young people being scrapped

Let’s be blunt: you’re in competition with your peers. For university places, for apprenticeships and internships, and for jobs – and you will be for years to come. If you’re better informed and prepared than them, you can and will do better; if they’re better prepared and informed than you, you should worry.

It’s cruel to say it but consider this:

This is an advantage to you over your peers / competitors in other schools around the globe… but only if you USE IT. Come and talk about Careers, and start planning well, and early.

Careers Support Meetings

Now I’ve horrified you all about the state of the jobs market for your generation – come and talk about it with me. I’m Mr. Drennan, and I’m based in 003.

DBS are opening up “Careers Support Meetings” around the school year for any student wishing to talk about and plan for their future. The meetings are casual, friendly and supportive rather than critical, and confidential if you like.

The three available slots are Tues p1, Weds p3 and Wednesday lunchtime. (Obviously only Sixth Formers “free” at that time can come to the first two.) Each slot is divided into 3 short slots. You book a slot simply by coming down to room 003 and putting your name, surname and year group in any free slot in the sheet on the door. You can book up to three weeks ahead. Or you can just try turning up – there might be a slot available on the spot.

Initially, 6F and 11s will have priority; 10s and below will get support offered later in the year.

You’re not committing yourself to anything by coming, and it could make all the difference to a successful future for you. Come and tell me your plans – or let’s talk about what they might start to be if you don’t yet have any!