Our Year 10 'Key Stage 4 Progression Evening’ took place on Thursday 4th November 2021 between 7-8 p.m. in the Main Hall.
We provided 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 was launched during this evening and students and parents were provided with key information relating to all post-16 pathways. Local post-16 colleges presented to students and families, along with ASK Apprenticeships who will provide information regarding an alternative pathway to college.
Year 10 Work Experience - WB 20/06/22
All Year 10 students will be out on work placements for the week beginning 20th June 2022. Students are to find their own work placement and ensure the details are uploaded to the GroFar platform asap. We launched the student app, GroFar (January 2022), for students to apply for their work experience placements and to enable us to track all applications.
For those struggling to find their own placement, there is a bank of 'opportunities' that the Prospects Work Experience Team hold and students can access contacts and links with businesses that way if needed. Additionally, from 1st February 2022, there is a member of the work experience team on site each Tuesday from 8.00-3.00 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 using GroFar or to discuss contacts for placements. There is a booking system in place for appointments to access the support clinic.
CV writing and covering letters
This topic has recently been covered in the Year 10 PSHE programme (Jan/Feb 2022) and students have completed 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 has also been covered as part of the recent Year 10 PSHE programme (Jan/Feb 2022) and students have completed lessons on the different types of interviews and how best to prepare for them. Students may need ot 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.