Year 7 – F1 Day
An exciting and challenging all day event for the whole year group designed around the theme of F1 and racing cars.
Each tutor group build a wooden race car which is powered by CO2 cylinders so that it will cover the length of the sports hall (35 metres) in less than 8 seconds.
During the morning pupils are in an activity which will contribute to turning the Sports Hall into an F1 Arena.
- Art – painting a large grandstand of spectators, creating the Wreaths and medals to be awarded to the winning teams, painting Tshirts
- Cheerleading – Create and perform a routine to open the afternoon event
- Junk Percussion – learn and perform the F1 Anthem using Drums, plastic tubes, trolleys etc
- Food team – create the F1 Diner – decorate cakes and make menus and a banner
- Technology – design and build the race cards
- Media – learn how to commentate on the afternoon races
- Science – use light gates and Scalextric tracks to learn how to time the race cars
- ICT – create images to decorate the Sports Hall
- Events team – Build the race track and turn the Sports Hall into an F1 Arena
Year 8 – Jeans Day
Pupils work in their tutor groups with a business advisor to design and make a pair of Jeans. They are given a cheap pair of jeans that they can add accessories, paint and designs to. They have to brand them, decide a target market, cost their jeans and work out the profit and loss. They also have to create a marketing campaign. Their work is then pitched to a business advisor for judging.
Year 9 – Curriculum
1 lesson a week is set aside to teaching the principles of business and entrepreneurship. Lessons are computer based and include scenarios where pupils have to run their own small business and design and market products. Pupils take part in Dragon’s Den style activities
Year 10 Curriculum
1 lesson a week focussing on understanding the world of work, wages, managing money and credit.
Year 11 Curriculum
1 lesson a week – pupils complete an enterprise challenge which changes each year. Currently they are designing and making an app for an IPhone.
1 lesson a week – pupils learn how to make effective decisions about their future career plans and GCSE options. They consider the different types of jobs in society.
1 lesson per week - Pupils begin to prepare for their ROA and have 2 weeks preparing their C.Vs and letters for Work Experience.
Pupils also look at how to apply for a job and how to succeed at interview.
We consider alternatives to college – such as apprenticeships
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Work Experience for all Yr 10s for 2 weeks in the Summer Term
1 lesson per week - pupils write and create their ROA and prepare for college/job interviews
Year 11 events
Careers Fair – this one day event helps pupils and parents to make informed choices about what route they will take when they leave Priestlands. In the Sports Hall a careers fair is held with colleges, employers and training providers. Pupils can also attend specific talks about courses on offer at various colleges as well as a talk on ‘going to university’. Parents are invited to the fair in the evening.
Brockenhurst College lecturers come into school over a two week period to interview the students that have applied to them.
General – Yr 10 -11
Students can have an interview with a Careers advisor in school who will draw up a plan of action for the pupils and parents to use.