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
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.
Our Careers Co-ordinator is Miss Jones and our Careers Lead is Kirsty Gordelier.
Our careers department would like for every student here at Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre to aim and achieve their maximum potential and be inspired by our careers programme. Our central ethos is to provide an informative learner platform to support students into their transition from education into the world of work.
We know the importance of ensuring our students are fully aware of all the routes that they can take after Year 11. We offer bespoke impartial advice and guidance for KS3, KS4 and KS5, ensuring that each student is well informed about their choices after GCSE.
We introduce a site called ‘Unifrog’ which is a comprehensive guide and an interactive research tool in school and beyond school for years 7-13. It equips learners with an array of information to suit individual goals.
In Year 10 and 12 students take part in work experience throughout the year. Students are encouraged to find a placement that gives them a taste of a possible career path. It also gives them a valuable insight into the behaviours expected in the work place. Year 11 and 12 also take part in mock interviews, sessions on ‘How to ace an interview’, the UCAS process (Yr 12 only), team building, CV workshops, personal statements and cover letters.
The careers department works closely with other departments where each subject is allocated a week for their own ‘National Careers Week’. This is to broaden their knowledge on jobs in that sector.
All students at Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre are able to attend the careers fair that we hold each year. Parents/carers are also encouraged to come along and talk to 6th form providers, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities.
We invite speakers into school on a regular basis and arrange visits to events where we feel the students will benefit from the opportunity – ‘Inspiring the Forest Event, Bath University, Ashton Gate Careers Fair’ and many more. This is usually done by the Heads of Department or members of our careers and STEM teams and we work hard to ensure that careers are embedded in the curriculum.
We continue to ‘Strive for Excellence’.
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