Year 11 is the culmination of 5 years' worth of hard work, personal development and seizing opportunities and enrichment. It is time now for Year 11s to take ACTION to achieve their desired post-16 pathway.
The PiXL Edge programme (click here for more information) is run for all our students from Y7 through to Y11, and allows them to take ownership for their own learning journey when it comes to employability skills. In Year 11, most students are likely to have finished the ‘Graduate’ qualification from Y8, 9 and 10, and may choose to start or continue with, the ‘Master’ qualification. In Y11, The Edge programme is optional, as some students will have finished the programme, and others may need to spend the time on other activities such as revision, CV and application clinics, or intervention lessons.
Barclays Life Skills continue to support our students into Year 11; inspirational speakers and business partners give advice on personal and employability skills and offer online tutorials and CV support to our students.
KPMG continue their relationship with students conducting mock interviews for post-16 applications along with other businesses and organisations and staff. These skills are crucial for work and life beyond school too.
Career support is on hand with our careers adviser, drop in clinics, and opportunities for visits to and talks from post-16 colleges, apprenticeship providers, and higher education institutions. We are also privileged to have links with Red Maid’s and Colston’s Sixth Forms, who offer a couple of prestigious scholarship opportunities for which Brightstowe Year 11s can apply.
The Navy Blues leadership programmes continue to run in Year 11. The Navy Blues apply for the prestigious posts of Head Boy and Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Girl, and Assistant Head Boy and Girl. These students lead the student body, act as ambassadors for our school and pioneer legacy projects for the school and community.