Year 13: Work Experience & Independent Learning
Work Experience and Independent Learning
- To allow students in Year 13 (where appropriate) to develop their leadership skills and to take on responsibility by assisting with the running of school focus week trips
- To develop in Year 13 students independent work habits and an ability to set personal targets and manage the process of finishing their work.
During this week of curriculum based personal study, Year 13 students will practice independent learning skills, experience the process of setting their own timetable and targets. They will reflect on this skill and set targets for improvement. They will create a personal timetable for the week that is school based. They are supervised in this process by their form tutor who will encourage them to be realistic. Students who are applying to American universities will have time in school to complete their essays for application. This will be an opportunity for students to work on any outstanding coursework they may have, to start revising for their final exams and to ensure that all apsects of their work is up-to-date.
For those members of Year 13 who we feel can afford the time out of their studies, there will be the option assist staff with the running of school focus week trips.
Our Year 13 students are very community minded and participate in a wide range of charitable activities throughout the year. They do find that the pressure of the autumn term is great and over the past few years have appreciated some independent time to work.