High school students face many unprecedented challenges as they look ahead to making the best decision for them on what to do after their GCSEs.
Stanmore College offered school-age students the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of workshops, enabling them to explore their interests, enhance their skills, and introduce them to job-related study programmes.
On Thursday, November 25 students saw an array of interactive workshops delivered by Stanmore College teachers to over 90 year 11 students at Harrow High School.
The College staff delivered advice and guidance at the sessions so that young people were equipped to make decisions on their future.
The Harrow High School year 11 students had formulated their clear ideas of the differences between high school and college, and A levels and study programmes, by the end of the event.
They were also made aware of the Government’s new Technical Level (T level) qualifications providing 16- to 19-year-olds with a technical alternative to A levels that meet the requirements of employers.
Students were divided into groups to use their innate competitiveness to compete against each other in a charades type sports quiz. Students then drew characters using adjectives to describe the body parts and the result defined the high-quality learning that had taken place.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workshop took place simultaneously and the pupil’s hand-assembled and correctly wired drones.
Students subsequently carried out simulated blood group testing and dismantled and discussed lateral flow tests to enhance their understanding of how the tests work.
The third workshop was on Early Years and Health and Social Care. It too was interactive with students undertaking fun activities on how to encourage reading for children; a different way of thinking about how children engage.
A Stanmore College spokesperson said: “The students were an absolute pleasure to teach, and our staff were impressed by the effective questioning received from students about our study programme subject areas, entry requirements, learning and assessment methods and pathways to careers.”