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Year 11 Post 16 options – preparing for the future

On Thursday 15 October Year 11 students from The Deepings School took part in a number of activities to learn more about their choices at the end of the academic year.

During the morning students listened to an overview of all their options from Deputy Head Mr Ian Ladley, and enjoyed a superb presentation from the Royal Navy Submarine Team!  

Students visited an in-house ‘careers fair’ where there were opportunities to discuss progression routes and career plans with representatives from over 30 organisations from career sectors including animal care, law, construction, media and agriculture, universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers.  

The newly built UTC in Peterborough also brought along a robot to demonstrate some of the innovative courses they will be offering from September 2016!

CITB said: “It’s great to see The Deepings School affording the opportunity for students to access impartial and independent careers and further education opportunities.  Far too often young people are not receiving a broad spectrum of progression that suits their interests and abilities.”      

Anne Clarke Associates said: “The students have been a credit to their school and I would not hesitate to attend again.”                     

Students then accessed a range of IT careers programmes and websites and discussed the role of using social media in career planning.

The end of the day incorporated a presentation about the sixth form option and an inspirational talk from the National Citizenship Service – highlighting this excellent programme which takes place during school holidays. 

One student commented “I really enjoyed the careers fair and being able to talk to lots of different people all in one place”

Mrs Linda Taylor, Careers Manager at the school said:  “We would like to thank all the organisations who provided activities and gave up their day to help provide a good range of impartial and up-to-date information, advice and guidance to our students. Our principal aim is to ensure that all our students can make informed decisions about the progression route that is right for them. We also provided an overview and opportunities to speak with colleges to parents and carers at our post 16 parents evening which took place the same day.”

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