KS5 Futures Evening
The KS5 futures evening took place on Wednesday 14th October. The evening was an opportunity for our students to hear from a panel of speakers to discuss careers and university decisions and choices that lie ahead.
Miss Gare (previous Head of Sixth Form) spoke about how she can assist our students through moving through Sixth Form. The evening also provided an opportunity for students to hear about the ongoing importance of work experience and the upcoming careers events, as well as the quality control of the UCAS application process, and receive the overall context of what The Adeyfield Academy students are going on – with increasing diversity – to achieve.
Trisha Seecharran, Project Coordinator at ASK apprenticeships, spoke engagingly about the different levels of apprenticeships and the increasingly impressive roll call of companies – from small to very large – engaging with young and older people in this way, from school leavers to those exploring a career change.
Presenting the other side of the options available, Daniel Boham from Hertfordshire University spoke about the more traditional pathway to university, the benefits of studying for a degree and the wider benefits of spending three years or more at university. He also reminded our students that university is free at the point of entry and the tuition fee and maintenance loan repayment system is very affordable for graduates entering the workplace. He also highlighted increasing collaboration between forward-looking universities and apprenticeship providers, something we will see more of in the future.
As well as information delivered on the Royal Air Force and their air cadet programme on offer to young people from Jenny Haigh (STEAM ambassador).