Information about non qualification activity at post 16 page 2
An academy/university partnership has been set up which will see ten year 12 students being mentored by Exeter University. This programme aims to motivate, inspire and recruit students from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds. Students who meet the criteria set by the university will take part in a residential week during the summer and be assigned mentors to support them through their A2 examinations.
Deloitte Business Engagement
Twelve year 12 students took part in a twelve week programme that focused on employability skills. Students were mentored throughout the programme by a professional from Deloitte to propose a cost reduction and income regeneration proposal for George Dixon Academy. Students then presented their proposals to professionals from Deloitte including Partner Dominic Wong. All students received personal careers guidance, certificates and the winning team were also awarded high-street vouchers and a trophy to display in the Academy. Following on from the Deloitte Business Programme five students applied for, and were successful in gaining a work placement on the Deloitte Summer Programme July 2017. Deloitte have confirmed they are keen to develop further opportunities for students in year 11 moving to year 12.
Scheduled sessions were delivered in December 2016 and January 2017 by a professional from KPMG including assessment centre skills training, employability skills and a business project plan for Year 12 students.
Sixth Form Recruitment Afternoon 6th December
Universities attended the Sixth Form recruitment afternoon to support the student’s awareness of next steps, including Newman University, Birmingham City University, Coventry University and Birmingham University.
Year 12 and 13 CEIAG
The Careers Team and Sixth Form Team work together to support and direct students in years 12 and 13 towards developing and establishing academic and career pathways. Many students have taken the opportunity for one-to-one careers interviews to complement the Sixth Form IAG programme, taking advantage of the access to universities that can be provided by the Careers Advisor through experience, contacts and knowledge of procedures.