Pupils in Years 7 and 8 have been off-timetable this week, to think about career options and the skills they will need in the word of work, from leadership to teamwork, creativity to adaptability, communication to inspiration. Using Harry Potter films as a case-study, they learned the different skills needed for every aspect of production, from acting to writing, costume design to digital effects, promotion to financing. Thank you to Mrs Cross for organising this stimulating day.
On Wednesday, Year 12s were working with the Careers & Universities department and their specialist subject advisers to prepare their university applications, while also exploring alternative pathways such as apprenticeships (in an informative webinar organised by the National Apprenticeship Service). In the afternoon, they had the opportunity to hear from OPs currently at university, who offered invaluable advice and insights. And our Oxbridge candidates had a go at challenging interview questions – from “If the punishment for parking on double yellow lines were death, and therefore nobody did it, would that be a just and effective law?” to “If I put an elephant in the basket of a hot air balloon, how hot does the air in the balloon have to be for the elephant to fly?”. Thank you to Miss Fewings for co-ordinating such a successful day and to our Year 12s for inspiring us with their aspirations and ambitions.