Secondary Careers and Higher Education Evening - 8th March 2018
Following the success of this event in previous years, we are once again offered all KBA students from Years 7-13 and from schools in the surrounding area the opportunity to attend our Careers and Higher Education Evening.
60 organisations gave presentations or provided one to one careers advice to the students and parents who attended. The presentations included ‘Applying for medicine and training as a medic’, 'Careers in Sport', ' Applying for Nursing and Midwifery' and 'Careers in Engineering'. Presentations on apprenticeship routes and different aspects of university were also included in the event. Employers across many different sectors including engineering, construction, retail, the forces, the legal profession and healthcare, provided an insight into a wide range of potential careers and the different paths that can be taken in order to pursue them. Our thanks to all those who exhibited at this event.
Ready and Routed Programme
Students in Years 7 and 8 are participating in the ‘Ready and Routed’ enterprise and employability programme. The programme involves students taking part in an enterprise workshop in conjunction with business ambassadors, entering an aspiration and competition event, visiting a university, attending an employability workshop and taking part in a social action project.
De Montfort University - Dance Experience Day
Dance students at Key Stage 4 were offered the opportunity to visit De Montfort University for a tailor made Dance Experience Day. The event gave the students the opportunity to appreciate the opportunities a degree in Dance can provide and to understand what it is like to study the subject at university.
Podiatry at the University of Northampton
A group of KS4 students attended a Podiatry workshop at the University of Northampton during the Autumn Term. This interactive session afforded the students the opportunity to appreciate this specialised aspect of the medical profession and to understand the qualifications and skills needed for a career in this area.
IDEK Careers Presentation
All students in Years 8 and 9 recently attended a presentation on careers delivered by the IDEK Theatre Group. The drama based presentation focussed on decision- making and choice in relation to careers.
Cambridge University Visit
A group of Year 11 and Year 10 students recently visited Cambridge University. The visit included a session about student life, information regarding making a competitive application and a workshop relating to studying at the university.
Leicester University – Medics Summer School
In June, a group of students in Years 9-10 attended a residential summer school at Leicester University designed for aspiring medics. The university were greatly impressed with the students and they gained a great insight in the careers available in medicine and university life. Students in Years 9-10 will also be offered this opportunity in the Summer Term.
Birmingham University – Summer Residential
A group of students in Year 10 attended a residential at Birmingham University exploring career routes that include Health Sciences, Business, Law, Engineering, Languages, Social Policy and Biological Sciences. The summer school was organised by United Learning and involved students who have attended the Scholars’ Club throughout the academic year. The summer school has given the selected students an insight into university life and the nature of studying at university. The students attended an array or lectures and workshops in addition to a variety of social events and stayed in the Halls of Residence at this prestigious Russell Group university. This opportunity will again be available at the end of this academic year. Students who take part in the Scholars' Club in Years 9 and 10 will also be offered this opportunity this year.