Post 16 students were thrilled to be entertained by the IDEK Theatre Company, who visited the school on the 5th July. The hour long production used real life stories and scenarios to explore how seventeen and eighteen year olds might be feeling about the many possible career and workplace opportunities that lie ahead of them. The drama showed the pressures that are often put on young people to apply for university courses that may not be ideal for them, be it from parents, teachers or wider society.
Fiona Old is the first teacher in Northamptonshire, and one of the first 80 in the UK to be a UN accredited Climate Change Teacher. Fiona Old can now deliver up to date climate change lessons to all pupils at Kingsthorpe College and plans to share Best Practice in an inset day later in the academic year, with all teaching staff, so that they too can take part in this new innovative programme being trialled in UK Schools.
On the 1st July we were delighted to welcome almost one hundred students for a day of experiencing life as a sixth former on our Post 16 induction day. Students are fresh from completing their GCSE’s but were still happy to give up a day of their summer holiday to dress smartly and spend a day in school. After a talk about what Kingsthorpe College can offer at Post 16 and what makes us stand out from other sixth forms in the town, students were able to participate in up to four taster sessions. Some took the opportunity to try out subjects they have previously studied but wanted to