All pupils are expected to complete a week of work experience in the summer term of Years 10 and 12.
A work placement is an opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work. This helps pupils decide what they want to do for a career and also develops relevant skills and attitudes.
Specifically, work experience enables students to:
- discover more about jobs they are interested in
- learn how to deal with people, work in a team, use office equipment and IT packages
- talk to other employees and find out about what they do
- include details about their placement on their UCAS form, CV and job applications
There is a lot of competition for some placements so students should think about planning what they would like to do in advance. If they have any contacts in a particular area of work that interests them, they may wish to explore these at the beginning of Years 10 and 12. Our Work Experience coordinator at school will guide them through the process.
Whether they’ve been investigating the world of aeronautical engineering, getting a taste of life as an interior designer, pulling on scrubs at a veterinary practice or seeing how they fare on the other side of the classroom, our Year 10 and 12s will have spent a fascinating week taking a closer look at their dream jobs and possible career paths in work experience.
When she has finished her placement your daughter will havea better idea about what she would like to do in the future, or indeed, what she doesn’t want to do! Following on from this we have organised a morning for girls returning to school where they will focus on next year, in order to get ready for the coming year and beyond.
This will begin with registration and a breakfast meeting in the Sixth Form. Girls need to be dressed appropriately for this morning (businesslike) where they will have the opportunity to hand in their Logbooks, hear about Year 12 Work Experience, UCAS, EPQ and the Arts Award as well as listen to the Head Girl Team talk about how to prepare for Year 11 and beyond.
The girls will also have appointments with their teachers to discuss how to achieve their full potential in Year 11. We hope your daughter makes the most of the morning, and that it helps her prioritise what they need to do during the summer to prepare for next year.
Please be seated in Truro Cathedral by 13.45pm. All parents and Old Girls welcome.
Girls will be dismissed from the Cathedral and everyone is invited back to the school for the end of term garden party.
Prep Speech Day will be held in the Main Hall at 10.00am.
Prep pupils will be dismissed at approximately midday and 3.30pm for Senior (post-Speech Day in Truro Cathedral).
Calling all petrolheads and car lovers! This spring, Truro High became the first school in the country to be recognised as an official motorsport club by Motorsport UK.
To celebrate this first in UK automotive history, the school will be opening its gates to the general public for an exciting Classic Car and Bike Show on Sunday 8 September 2019.
The event, which runs from 11am-3pm, will feature over 150 classic cars, motorbikes and a selection of military vehicles from World War II.
Tickets can be bought on the gate and are priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
If you have a classic car or motorbike, why not join us for the day and showcase your vehicle to 100s of Cornwall’s car enthusiasts?
Entry for all vehicle exhibitors is free and they may bring a guest as well. To book your place as a vehicle exhibitor please email Mr Jon Dean on email@example.com.
There will even be the chance for young budding Lewis Hamilton’s to get behind the wheel of a Greenpower Goblin race car and take a test drive around our school AstroTurf.
A fantastic day out wouldn’t be complete without a delicious spread on offer, so you’ll be delighted to know that you will also be able to sample some of the South West’s finest food and drink at the ‘Best in the West’ West Country Produce Market.
The market will feature stalls including Barnecutts Bakeries, Trevibban Mill Vineyard, Rockjam Spice, Tinbox Coffee, Tincture Gin and many more. There are a limited number of pitches still available at the market. If you would like to be involved please email Hannah Dome at Hannahd@truro-penwith.ac.uk