Work Experience

During the summer term Year 10 pupils follow a planned programme of study which is designed to help them prepare for, plan, undertake and evaluate their whole work experience week. I hope the following information regarding the work experience process will be helpful.

The aims of work experience are:

  • To provide an experience of the real world of work.
  • To help pupils understand and develop the key skills and personal qualities which are sought by employers in a work environment.
  • To ensure that our pupils are well prepared for the adult working environment.
  • To help students understand the relevance of school to future work and learning.
  • To improve the employability of the pupils.
  • To help pupils make informed decisions about their future careers.
  • To develop maturity and self-confidence.

The key learning outcomes:

Pupils will be able to:

  • Identify, understand, develop and assess the key skills and attitudes they need to survive in the world of work.
  • Identify differences between school and the world of work.
  • Identify and understand the importance of Health and Safety issues.
  • Write a letter of application.
  • Improve their interview technique, and attend interview
  • Understand the concept of Equal Opportunities.


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