Year 11

Finally, in Year 11, pupils focus mainly on applications, CVs, Personal Statements and ensuring that they are prepared to take the next step into college life. This also includes sessions on stress management and revision guidance when approaching exam time. Pupils are also given help in applying for courses and in careers advice with the school careers fayre held in the Spring Term here in school. Other topics include:

  • Addiction
  • Careers – Preston College
  • Introduction to courses – Blackburn College
  • Motivation – Runshaw College
  • Apprenticeships - T2000
  • How to apply online – Newman College
  • Interview Technique – Runshaw College
  • Amy Winehouse Foundation
  • Applications & Apprenticeships – Blackburn College
  • Risk Taking Behaviour - Alcohol
  • Team Managing Debt – CCF
  • Exam stress and how to manage it – Runshaw College
  • NLTG (North Lancs Training Group)
  • Effective revision and how to make a revision table
  • Future Destinations – Young Peoples Service

These sessions throughout the year are supported by weekly ‘food for thought’ reflection in tutor time. Students get the opportunity to discuss various current news items, as well as thinking ‘outside the box’.

Here is an example of the type of things discussed.

  1. “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” – Mark Spitz
  2. Would you rather be rich or happy? Why?