Students in year 11 had the opportunity to become sixth formers for the day on Tuesday 22nd November, as they took part in Post 16 transition day. Many students used this as an option to try out brand new subjects that they will not have experienced before, for example, learning about cultural stereotypes in Sociology, how loans works in Finances Studies, and what makes people become violent in Psychology. It was also an opportunity for students to do taster sessions in subjects they currently do study, and experience just how different subjects like History, Maths and Science may be at level 3.
In the evening we had an exceptional turnout of almost two hundred parents and students for the open evening. The year 12 dance students started proceedings with a fantastic performance created especially for the evening, before talks about KC Post 16 from the student leadership team, Mrs Giovanelli, and myself.
Students then had the opportunity to speak to staff and current Post 16 students about all the different options available to them at Post 16. We also had representatives from the University of Northampton and the company ‘3aaa’, who specialise in working with students who are seeking apprenticeships, on hand to answer any questions about future pathways.
Year 11 students now go back to focusing on their current studies, with exams taking place in December. We will then interview all students in January as they start to make definite plans for their future – exciting times ahead!
Director of Post 16