Birkenhead Futures is an exciting programme designed to prepare students for Higher Education and the world of work. Whilst some Sixth Formers will have a very clear idea of their chosen career path, we do not expect that this will not be the case for all, and the aim of Birkenhead Futures is to support every student, as they prepare to pursue their own personal goals and fulfil their ambitions.
During their Lower Sixth year, students will participate in a range of engaging and interactive workshops and seminars. In June, they will attend a Futures Conference, in which they will be given further insight into the range of apprenticeships available to them, invaluable advice on how to write an effective personal statement and time to start completing their UCAS applications.
A dedicated Internship and Apprenticeship Adviser will raise awareness of internships and apprenticeships and how they support effective routes into high profile national and international graduate schemes. In addition, our two Future Skills Advisors will provide students with opportunities to develop their wider reading and research skills, as well as support with interview practice and tailored preparation for the various tests required for certain courses. The Futures Co-ordinator will oversee the programme.
From September, an eight week timetabled Futures course is aimed specifically at developing interview, presentation, research and critical thinking skills. We also have a dedicated Futures room within the Sixth Form Centre, which provides a base for the team, a place where students can receive one to one advice, and where they are able to practise the various university aptitudes tests they may be required to take, in one of two testing booths.
By providing our students with the very best and bespoke preparation, we are ensuring that our students stand out in the highly competitive world beyond Birkenhead School.
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