Year 10 Careers Education Day
Mrs Rivers sent this report:
‘On Tuesday, 19 June 2018 we held a Year 10 Careers Education day. The day began with an assembly introducing students to the event and providing them with an outline of what they can expect from the Careers Education and Guidance curriculum over the coming years. Year 10 students then attended a rolling programme of seven workshops!
There were workshops with representatives from Gap Year companies - Projects Abroad and Gap 360 who told the students about the opportunities offered if they choose to take a gap year after Year 13. The students learnt more about volunteer projects for experiences in wildlife conservation, outdoor training courses and once in a lifetime adventures to far flung corners of the world! From the snowy peak of Everest Base Camp to the heat of the African plain, turquoise waters of the Bahamas and Thailand and humid jungles of Costa Rica and India. We also had a workshop delivered by representatives from the University of Kent who gave students an insight into the value of higher education, outlining the benefits of studying at University, including careers prospects, financial benefits, social and academic opportunities. They also gave students an insight into writing a personal statement and how important it is. Year 10 also learnt about degree and higher level apprenticeships which are now becoming more widely available to school leavers.
It was great to see some of our former students return to the school to tell the students about their experiences in the world of work since leaving Invicta Grammar School. Plus, students had a session on employability skills where they learnt more about the application process, psychometric tests and video interview skills.
The feedback on the day was very positive with Year 10 telling us they had not realised how many options they have available to them post A level. We will look forward to helping them further develop their career and learning pathways as they progress into Year 11.’