Our Year 10 'Key Stage 4 Progression Evening’ and launch of the Year 10 work experience programme will take place on Tuesday 17th January 2023 between 7-8 p.m. in the Main Hall.
We will provide students and parents with an overview of the Key Stage 4 programme of support for Careers Education and Post-16 Progression. The Year 10 Work Experience Programme will be launched during this evening and students and parents will be provided with key information relating to all post-16 pathways. Local post-16 colleges will present to students and families, along with ASK Apprenticeships who will provide information regarding alternative pathways to college.
Please find a copy of the slides from last year's 'Key Stage 4 Progressions Evening' below for information ahead of the evening in this coming January 2023.
Year 10 Work Experience - WB 19/06/23
All current Year 10 students will be out on work placements for the week beginning 19th June 2023. Students are expected to find their own work placement and ensure the details are uploaded to the platform asap.
For those struggling to find their own placement, there is a large database that the Prospects Work Experience Team hold and students can access contacts and links with businesses that way if needed. Additionally, from February 2023, there is a member of the work experience team on site each week running a support clinic in order to help students. Students can find them in the Careers Room in the LRC and they are on hand to offer help with securing placements. There will be a booking system in place for appointments to access the support clinic.
CV writing and covering letters
This topic will be covered in the Year 10 PSHE programme (Jan/Feb 2023) and students will complete lessons on how to write CVs and how to begin to evidence their own employability skills in preparation for life beyond Tomlinscote. Students may need to write a covering letter or put together a CV in preparation for work experience, as well as potentially for their post-16 options. Please find information below providing some examples of each and some guidance to get students and parents started.
This topic will also be covered as part of the upcoming Year 10 PSHE programme (Jan/Feb 2023) and students will complete lessons on the different types of interviews and how best to prepare for them. Students may need to be interviewed as part of their work experience placement, as well as for their next steps beyond Year 11. Please find information below providing some guidance on interviews.