We have had a fantastic two days of induction for our new Post 16 students recently, with 100 formerly year 11 students from KC and a number of brand new students joining us for a series of taster sessions. We had an external speaker in who spoke about new ways of learning and creativity, and finished off the day with a BBQ in the glorious sunshine. We look forward to seeing everyone back for results day - and in the meantime all transition work can be found in the Post 16 area of the KC website.
As part of their extra curricula activities students have been taking part in Young Enterprise Company programme which enables participants to experience what it’s like to set up and run a student company. Running throughout one academic year, students make all the decisions about their enterprise, from deciding on the name and product to creating a business plan, managing the student company finances and selling to the public at trade fairs.
Year 12 students were treated to a talk by careers coach Stephen Isherwood, who runs the successful business and company ‘Invest in your Careers’. Stephen led four worksheets with our students, explaining how they should regard their current education and possible next step (i.e. university) as a stepping stone to get them to their ultimate goal.