Work Experience

What is it?

Work Experience at Sixth Form offers students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the world of work. We try to offer students a range of experiences to empower them to make choices in the future. We teach our students that work can be varied; from voluntary, through to paid work. We offer a range of sessions over a 3 year rolling programme within Sixth Form, all supporting students with their independence and future plans. 

Why we do it?

Work Experience in our Sixth Form provision covers a range of learning opportunities and experiences. These include participation in;  

– Horticulture on the school allotment.

– The John Muir Award at Fellfoot Park.

– The Duke Of Edinburgh Award in the community.

– Work experience at trusted and familiar work place settings in the community or in school work opportunities (e.g Office work, site mantainance, working with younger students)  

– Work related learning through participation in Business Enterprise Projects (making for profit). 

What impact has it?

  • Students develop their confidence when applying their knowledge of the world of work. 
  • They gain life skills, including communication with the public and unfamiliar people. 
  • Students also gain an insight into possible future employment opportunities. 
  • Students gain understanding of earning potential money – This is mainly taught through the enterprise projects. 
  • Students develop their understanding of the routine and professionalism involved in having work and preparing one self for work. 
  • Students develop an understanding of working as a team, taking and giving instructions through effective communication. 
  • Students develop an understanding of the challenges and achievements possible when working together forming a commeradory 

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We thank all of our Community businesses and establishments who have supported our students to develop their experiences of the world of work over the past few years. 

  • Velo Bikes 
  •  Oasis Florist  
  • Poppies Cafe 
  • Gillams Cafe 
  • Hi Tide Cafe 
  • Fellfoot Park 
  • St Mary’s Hospice 
  • Swarthdale Nursing Home 
  • Hart Street 


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