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.
In preparation for moving up next September, new Year 7 pupils are invited to spend the day in the Senior School. This New Year 7 Induction Day will be followed by a new parents’ tea in the dining room at 3.45pm.
All Prep school classes will spend half an hour in their new class with their new teacher during the day. At the end of the day (3.30p.m. for girls going into Prep 1 and 2, 3.45pm for girls going into Prep 3 – 6) parents are invited to a short meeting with the next year’s teacher. This will be held in the teacher’s classroom.
Our budding entrepreneurs will be brewing up some brilliant branding as they show off their skills in our very own version of ‘The Apprentice’ – Business Dynamics day. Challenged to design, create and pitch the next big thing in tea, our Year 9s will be extremely busy considering everything from management and finance to market research and product design to get their brands ready to wow our expert panel of judges.
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).