Year 9 and 10 linguists enjoyed a talk given by Flight Lieutenant Gemma Slaughter, who works as a linguist for the RAF. There are over 60 jobs in RAF, with only 5% of those employed working with planes. There are lots of opportunities for sport and adventure training, as team building is key. Intelligence linguists are deployed across the world. Translating plays a key role in the peacekeeping role. Language analysis could involve cyber analysis, communication intelligence and surveillance. Pupils enjoyed listening to Gemma’s experiences of using her knowledge of Arabic and Pashto working in Afghanistan. Pupils learnt some key vocabulary in Pashto and used this to interpret a series of messages, saying when and where an attack was due to take place and what type of attack was being.
Year 11 heard from a range of speakers who explained about the differences between 6th forms and colleges, college life and choices, the benefits of higher education, higher/degree apprenticeships and A-Level choices. We would like to thank Manchester College, Trafford Connexions, The Skills Company and Leeds University for coming into school to deliver the presentations. Year 11 also heard from 3 of our Y12/Y13 students about their particular experiences of choosing A-Level options. We hope that Year 11 feel they have been more informed about their post 16/18 options, which will enable them to make better decisions about their future.
We began the new Term and new start of the Careerspeak programme with some interesting careers speakers. Engineering Futures gave a talk to many of our budding women engineers about a vast array of careers in engineering. Ex-pupils, Alice Bennett and Saffiyah Kieg-Momin returned to school to talk about Earth Sciences at Imperial College, London and studying music at Oxford. Fashion and Art students Louisa Yung and Alison Poon came into Y10-13 Art lessons to share their experiences of studying art and fashion and fine art.
Some exciting Careers talks to start off the new term – look out for lunchtime dates next Term, particularly during Year 12 Careers fortnight between 31 Oct-11 Nov.