• Year 11
Welcome to Year 11
The crucial and exciting year!
Pupils in Year 11 hit the ground running, preparing for the life beyond school by undertaking two weeks of work experience. Work experience will help pupils develop an insight into working life as well as teaching them key skills such as health and safety in the workplace. The work experience will grant pupils experience that they will be able to carry forward into adult life, as well as broadening their career aspirations.
The theme of working life continues throughout the Autumn Term, culminating with an ACE day which involves pupils physically applying for a job and completing a mock interview with local industry representatives. Pupils complete their "common application form" for entry into further education, in addition to developing aspects of personal finance studying topics such as taxes, banking and budgeting in PSHCEE.
All pupils in year 11 leave with a detailed progress file. As part of this process pupils complete a personal statement, illustrate their development of key skills, and develop an action plan for the future.
Of course it is a year for hard work and external exam preparation. There are many revision opportunities available, with staff running subject specific revision sessions as well as a "Study Skills day" for pupils and parents.
Pre Public exams take place in November and February, they serve to inform staff and pupils of their strengths in a subject,as well as areas for development. The results are a time for celebration for many and an opportunity to focus on the exams ahead.
There are a variety of opportunities open to pupils in Key Stage 4; everyone has to the opportunity to apply to become a prefect or a travel prefect. Pupils may decide to put themselves forward to become a peer mentor or a transition buddy.
There are many sporting opportunities available. Pupils may want to take part in these either at lunchtime or after school. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme has been a long standing tradition at Snaith, and is open to pupils in Key Stage 4.
There are many fund raising for charity events and of course the long awaited end of year Ball which a committee of pupils help to plan!
It’s a fun year, hard work and very rewarding.