All Year 11 students are able to gain one week ‘real world’ work experience
The Alice Smith School firmly believe in the benefits that work experience in the ‘real world’ can provide for students, so much so that during ‘Trips Week’ it is compulsory for every Year 11 student to undergo one week of work experience. Not only can students gain a realistic insight into a career that interests them and help them discover new opportunities but it has a direct and immediate impact on developing independence, inter-personal skills and time management. Experience gained during work placements can help to set students apart in the university application process.
The school invests significantly in careers development and planning. In the third term of Year 10 each student undergoes a Morrisby test, results of which help students to identify possible areas of interest. Each student in Year 11 has an in-depth one-to-one careers interview which helps inform possible A level choices as well as the type of work placement they might like to pursue.