We are proud of our record of academic success and our aim is to ensure that every individual student is supported to achieve their full academic potential or ‘personal best’. Each Subject has provided you with an outline of their area which we hope you will find beneficial. Should you have a query regarding a specific subject please contact the Head of Department.
Individual Curriculum Subjects
Personal Development and Future Choice
Personal Development and Future Choices (PDFC) aims to enable students to become successful and confident individuals who live a safe and healthy life. In addition, it aims to prepare students for adulthood in order for them to become active, responsible citizens well prepared for the world of work and with good employability skills.
PDFC aims to provide students with opportunities for discussion, debate, critical thinking and research into a variety of topics. We aim to encourage development of self esteem, confidence and a sense of responsibility for self and others. Students are encouraged to consider the effects they can have on other people and the importance of respect, trust and loyalty.
PDFC covers a wide range of topics including personal finance, economic well being, employment, issues surrounding alcohol and alcohol misuse, sexual health, human rights issues and personal safety.
Careers information and guidance is given at key times.
The whole PDFC programme is designed to help students acquire the skills necessary to make and implement decisions about themselves, the world around them, education, training and employment.
Below are some Reports and Case Studies that have been produced as a result of Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre’s involvement in key areas. We hope you find them of interest. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Careers Department at Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre is committed to providing unbiased advice to all members of School.
Careers takes very much a student centred approach and is an integral part of our well established House system.
A Careers Information Centre has been established in the school’s main Library and is full of up to date Careers resources. Students are advised to make use of this valuable resource together with the computer software programs that are available on the school computer network and other internet based resources that we subscribe to.
At KS3 students begin to look at the world of work through “The Skills Cube” in year 7 and “The Real Game” in year 8.
The main thrust in Year 10 is preparing students for their week’s Work Experience in the Summer Term.
Year 11 focuses on the transition to post 16 education training and employment, preparing students for interviews, giving support and guidance in filling out application forms and compiling CVs. All students receive individual careers interviews with a member of the 6th form team. A Record of Achievement, documenting their successes and achievements during their time at Newent, is also completed.
In the Sixth Form we have a Careers element to our PSHE programme with visiting speakers from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and industry to advise on post 18 options.
All students have the opportunity to request a Careers interview with our external advisor.
Please find below information and links that we hope will be useful.
Should you like to receive any additional information on this subject please contact Mrs S Lawrance, Head of Careers, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org