YEAR 9

Year 9 attend Stroud Ambitions Fair where local companies & learning providers showcase a wide breadth of careers and pupils get actively involved in careers workshops.  This supports Life Skills classroom work around ‘Getting to Know Yourself’ & ‘Starting Your Personal Careers Journey’. Wycliffe’s Enterprise and Options Day consists of a fun business competition in the morning (with local Business leaders coming in to support) and a GCSE Subject Option Fair in the afternoon.  The winning team from the Enterprise competition visit GCHQ in the summer term and pitch their business idea, alongside other local schools, to a panel of judges.  Further Life Skills work introduces students to ‘Kudos’ – an online careers-matching & research programme and ‘cv-plus’ where they can begin, & upload material for, their digital cv.

 

YEAR 10

The focus for Year 10 in Life Skills lesson work is on employability skills.  A whole year group trip to Birmingham University acquaints students with university life.  Later in the Year, the COA Preview & Profile Programme is completed:  an interests questionnaire and careers-focused aptitude tests which match students to suitable careers & highlights the ‘A’ level subjects required to read a degree in these career areas.

 

YEAR 11

Year 11 have one-to-one careers interviews with our Careers Manager, based on their COA reports.  Life Skills lessons focus on job application & interview technique leading to our Mock Interview day where pupils are interviewed by local business leaders who provide individual verbal and written feedback.

 

Wycliffe College Open Morning

Next Open Morning Saturday 7th October 2017

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