All students in Post-16 study Personal Development as part of their timetable. This is one hour a fortnight. They also have a weekly tutor time and a weekly mentoring slot for personalised academic support.
The Personal Development curriculum includes the following topics:
Things which contribute towards accreditation include:
Since its launch in September, pupils in Post-16 have been earning credits towards their PD awards. It is the intention to reward as many pupils as possible with a PD award when they graduate.
We will celebrate their success together with a graduation event and the tutor will use their collated evidence to decide the level of their award.
Attendance is essential for progress. Pupils attendance is based on lessons, PD and self study sessions. To earn a bronze, the minimum level is 94%. All pupils should be aiming for 100% and the platinum award!
This is updated after each data drop and encourages pupils to try their hardest in every lesson. Pupils who are on target to achieve outcomes will be rewarded for doing so.
Approaches to learning
.Attending well will support good outcomes, but when this is combined with a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning, pupils will excel. To achieve a Gold award or better, pupils must demonstrate outstanding approaches in all subjects they study.
All pupils are encouraged to volunteer. This could be in College, or the community. They receive a termly volunteering record sheet to update and feedback to their tutor on. On the back of this sheet, pupils can also ask for a reference. Volunteering runs until the Easter of Yr 13.
Pupils receive a PD folder. It is their responsibility to keep it up to date so that they are ready for interviews for jobs, apprenticeships and university. Folders are kept in tutor rooms and pupils can access these any morning during tutor or mentoring time.
Work experience review
Year 12 pupils will also be carrying out work experience. As part of this process, we will ask that the employer rates our pupils and provides them with a reference to value their contribution. Year 12 work experience can often be a huge moment in the life of pupils as it may be a source of inspiration for future employment.
Reports - self evaluation
All students will be guided through reflecting on their reports after every data drop. Taking responsibility for their own outcomes is an important part of becoming successful.
UCAS/Work experience/Academic support:
Pupils have dedicated sections to keep track and record conversations they have. Pupils will also use these sections to plan for work experience and UCAS applications.
References and rewards section:
Pupils achieve a wide range of achievements during Post-16. We encourage pupils to keep a record of these within the references and awards section.
Perhaps an employer wishes to give you a reference. In this section you can capture those things that set you apart.