'Staying in Learning' Day set to inspire students

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Year 11 students will be inspired to look forward to life after GCSEs and understand the options available to them during this year’s Staying in Learning Day.

The event is an annual fixture on Highfields’ calendar which allows all Year 11 students to take part in a range of hands-on workshops and activities to support them with both their short and long-term educational and career goals.

It will take place on Tuesday, November 14th.

The day will be tailored to suit individual needs as students choose to take part in up to three workshops and lectures based on the pathways they are interested in taking after finishing their GCSEs.

Those planning to stay on at Sixth Form or moving to college to study A-Levels will be given a glimpse of further education with workshops in a host of subjects ranging from Maths, Science and English Literature to Film Studies, Catering, Health & Social Care and Law.

Professionals will also visit the school to give practical advice and demonstrations, allowing students an insight into typical working expectations in a range of careers including Travel and Tourism, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality, Media and Engineering.

Adrian Jeavons, Careers and Business Link Manager, said: “The purpose of the event is to provide students with information and guidance on the pathways and progression routes available to them post 16. 

“On the day they will attend a range of workshops aimed at providing them with more information about Sixth Form, college and apprenticeships. These are all tailored to the aspirations and abilities of individual students.

“Staying in Learning Day helps to kick start the Post 16 options for Year 11 students and allows them to process the decisions they will be having to make shortly."

Posted on November 9, 2017 .