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Year 11

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.

 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.

Summary of Activities

Year 11

What the careers event is?

Why we hold event/Gatsby benchmark.

Parent Information Evening

All the major P16 providers under one roof – a chance for parents to find out what is available after Brightstowe.

 

Benchmark: 7

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

Post 16 provider assemblies

Post 16 providers are invited to deliver an assembly about their establishment, the courses available and entry requirements.

 

Benchmark: 7

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

 

Careers Interviews

All Year 11 pupils are to receive a careers interview before they leave (please be aware some may have had an interview at the end of Year 10).

 

Benchmark: 8

Personal guidance

Careers Seminars

The majority of pupils are offered the chance to attend a 30-60 minute long workshop/seminar in a career that they are interested in pursuing.

 

Benchmark: 4, 7

 

Encounters with employers and employees.

 

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch-time Pop-ups

Some providers request a lunchtime pop-up as a way of engaging with students.

 

Benchmark: 7

 

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

Redmaid’s Scholarship

Redmaids offer the opportunity for a HPA girl to secure a sixth form scholarship (exclusive to Brightstowe).

 

Benchmark: 7

 

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

Colston’s Scholarship

Colston’s offer the opportunity for HPA pupils to secure a sixth form scholarship (exclusive to Brightstowe).

 

Benchmark: 7

 

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

National Citizenship Service

NCS is a programme that is available to Year 11 pupils after completion of their GCSE’s and is highly regarded by employers.

 

Benchmark: 7

 

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

 

 

National Apprenticeship Show West

An opportunity for 60 pupils to visit an apprenticeship fayre and learn more about what is available P16 and P18.

 

Benchmark: 2, 5, 7

Learning from career and labour market information, encounters with employers and employees and encounters with further and higher education.

Additional in year events

For example:

 

Western outreach network (WON) – post 16 talk.

 

 

 

Stem events

 

 

 

Box ed. Lessons (available through future quest)

 

 

 

Benchmark: 7

Encounters with higher and further education.

 

 

Benchmark: 4

Linking curriculum to careers.

 

Benchmark:7 and 4

Encounters with higher and further education. Linking curriculum to careers