Students in year 11, having recently finished their GCSE’s, were back in school on the 27th June for their Post 16 induction – becoming sixth formers for the day and getting a feel for what the next steps in the education career will be like. Students got to opt in to four tasters sessions of their choice – either picking subjects they have studied before and getting an idea of what the A-level version will be like, or trying others that they may be less familiar with to see if it may be right for them.
Post 16 students took part in their own elections recently, after a week of watching all five of the main political party broadcasts and then spending time debating their manifestos. Students in year 12 and 13 were also given information about registering to vote as well – even those students that are under the age of 18 were encouraged to register, as this means they will be ready for the next election. The mock election then took place during break time on the 7th June (the day before the real one) and very proudly we had almost 100% voter turnout!
With year 13 students currently finishing their courses and preparing for their final exams in June, many of those not applying for university have been very busy applying for jobs and apprenticeships. We are very proud of the success that many have had, including: