Post 16 Task Force

All sixth form students are engaged in extending their skills and experiences and contribute to wider college interests through their involvement in the Post 16 Task Force. This was set up to recognise that students need opportunities to fully develop the transferable skills required by admissions tutors at university and by employers. Our students are in the community at local primary schools reading to children, helping with Age Concern and gaining experience from work observation programmes at local hospitals. In college, students regularly work in Year 10 and 11 classes in different subjects, they mentor students in GCSE Mathematics and students who need a role model to fulfil the demands of their Key Stage 4 education. All students make a record of their activities and are awarded certificates at the end of each half term to recognise their efforts. Students value and make productive use of this record when they begin to compile their personal statements for application to university.