Y13 had a series of financial workshops delivered virtually about ‘moving on from school’ and ‘staying safe from scams’. Students learnt how to recognise different financial scams and how to prevent being a victim of scams whilst the moving on from school workshop explained about payslips, gross/net income and how the government uses tax and NICs to fund public services.
The purpose of the morning is to get Y11 to think about their Post 16 options and to encourage them to think more widely about all of the options and opportunities available to them and to make a better informed decision about their future.
Y11 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 and also a specific talk at lunchtime about “Why choose medicine?”. We would like to thank Manchester College, Trafford Connexions, The Growth Company and The University of Manchester for coming into school to deliver the presentations. Year 11 also heard from some of our Y12 students about their particular experiences of choosing A-Level options and how they found the transition to 6th form.
Year 12 have just completed their week’s work experience in industry. Work experience placements serve multiple purposes, including experience of the world of work, employability skill development and experience to help guide future career decision-making.
Some of the companies who hosted Y12 were HSBC Bank, BNY Mellon, NHS, Unilever and UKFast. We have received some excellent employer feedback commenting on their punctuality, reliability and keenness to learn more about the company. The students faced new challenges and learnt things about themselves that they didn’t know before.