From leadership skills to interview tips, a week of events helped Rossett School students to look to the future.
The Next Steps programme featured practical exercises – including a visit from the Army – to encourage Year 12 students to think about their plans after they leave Sixth Form.
As well as a series of team-building and problem-solving challenges presented by Army officers, they took part in mock job interviews, went through the UCAS application process and visited Leeds Beckett University to find out more about university life. More than 30 workshops and activities were on offer as part of Careers Day, helping students to explore the different routes into a career they will be passionate about in the future.
Meanwhile, students Ellen Dunn and Lauren Dolman have been chosen to attend a week-long UNIQ Summer School at Oxford University before they submit their applications to read Chemistry and Classics respectively. The pair were selected after a talk by Dr Joe Organ from Brasenose College about life at the university which also gave an insight to the application process.
Headteacher Helen Woodcock said:
Our Year 12 students have a lot of important decisions ahead of them in the next year.
There have never been more options available to them, and it’s important they find out as much as possible so they can make the right choices for them. Whether they opt to go straight into employment, head off to university, enrol on a training course or take a gap year, the Next Steps week gave them all the information they needed for the future.
We’re grateful to all the local businesses and organisations who came into school to help our students and offer them the chance to find out more about their options after Sixth Form. It was a really valuable opportunity for them, and one which will no doubt play a big part in their decisions in the coming months and years.