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Year 11 - June 2021 Provision
On this page we will be explaining what we are offering to Year 11 in June 2021, in terms of Post 16 preparation, and help with future pathways, careers and wellbeing.
Post 16 subject preparation
Click HERE to access subject resources on the student SharePoint. These cover resources to help you prepare for the different subjects you may be studying next year.
To support your transition into Key Stage 5, whether that be at Sixth Form or College, it is important that you continue to practice study habits, keep to a sensible routine and acquire new skills that can help you flourish and hit the ground running in September.
Our teaching staff have created tasks to help you which can be found by clicking HERE. These should both support and challenge you while getting ready for the next stage of your education.
As a minimum you should complete all the tasks for your chosen Key Stage 5 courses. For example, if your provisional plan is study Sport, Business and IT then you should undertake all of the tasks for these courses. Doing so will mean you are well prepared for the step up in both quantity and quality of work and also the independent skills required to be a successful Sixth Form or College student.
This also gives you an opportunity to take a more detailed look into other courses that you may be considering, or that you may need to consider should you not meet the entry requirements for you preferred pathway. You can download and attempt as many different tasks as you wish.
If you feel that there are areas of your understanding from Year 11 subject content that you still require support with you can access an excellent and comprehensive range of resources for all subjects at https://classroom.thenational.academy/. Content is very user-friendly and includes videos, lessons and mini assessments. You may wish to access these resources if you have chosen to continue with a specific subject but feel that you need to brush up on some topics to ensure that your knowledge is secure. Alternatively, please get in contact with the relevant subject teacher or director who will be able to support you. You can also email Mr Bray (email@example.com) who will support you with any questions you may have.
If you require any further support, or would like additional tasks or readings from a particular subject area, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Those of you who applied to East Dulwich Sixth Form will be receiving a provisional offer letter in the post. Please return the reply slip to the academy reception before the deadline stated on the letter.
Careers and future pathways
Students can continue to access all the careers support they need when deciding on their next steps. Students can access the notes from their Careers Advisor appointment on Unifrog.
If students have any further questions or wish to discuss their options further they can contact the Careers Advisor, Ms Miller-Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Careers Leader, Mr Allison, at email@example.com.
Students also have the opportunity to take part in a number of excellent webinars that can be accessed on the Unifrog site, which helps students compare career and study opportunities.
Unifrog allows students to search for local college courses, sixth form opportunities, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities. We also have our Careers Team available at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich to offer support via either face-to-face appointments, phonecalls or email.
On Unifrog there are recorded sessions where students can find out more about pursuing careers in:
- Business and Management
- Computer Science
- Creative Arts and Design
Participating in these sessions will enable boys to explore different career options that they might be considering. The sessions will also improve their understanding of the steps that they will need to take in order to succeed in different careers.
Log on to Unifrog or click HERE to access these webinars.
There are also a series of webinars on university options. These will be of particular relevance to students in Year 11. You can sign up for these webinars by clicking HERE.
Virtual work experience and inspirational talks
The virtual work experience opportunities are a fantastic way for students to explore a wide range of careers in industries such as healthcare, transport and engineering. So far this year, students from Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich have completed virtual work experience with organisations such as the NHS, The Bank of England, OFCOM, BP and Santander.
There are also inspiring talks available from leaders, entrepreneurs and sports people who are at the top of their professions. The talks are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions about what it takes to get to the top. Use the following links to access the talks.
Year 11 National Citizenship Service (NCS)
The National Citizenship Service is designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds and will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.
At NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, and take on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own little hurdles. Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals. And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project.
Over 500,000 people nationally have already done NCS and each year students from Harris Boys' complete the programme every year after finishing Year 11.
If you wish to apply to join this year's programme, apply here: https://wearencs.com/
If you have any questions about what the NCS involves, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 10 tips to look after your Wellbeing
- Get creative
- Learn something new
- Be active
- Eat healthily
- Get enough sleep
- Help others
- Do things you enjoy
- Connect with others
- Do things to help you relax
- Ask for help if and when you need it
"Where can I get help?"
The following websites can all provide you with extra information and support.
Hello from REACH!
Remember us? We’re researchers at King’s College London and for the past five years we’re been working with your school and 11 other schools in Lambeth and Southwark to understand what factors influence mental health among young people in London. The study is called REACH and your year group has been taking part since 2016!
You might be aware that over the last year we’ve been asking REACH participants, like you, to complete an online questionnaire about their experiences during the pandemic. Over 1500 of you have taken part so far, which is amazing! Thank you!!
We’re getting in touch to say a huge thanks and to show you some of the findings so you can see what we’ve been doing with all the information you’ve given us over the years.
We’d also love to stay in touch with all of you when you leave school, so we wanted to let you know how to update your contact details with us if you’d like to stay involved, to earn vouchers, and to hear about opportunities and events that we’ve got coming up, like our virtual work experience placements and skills workshops. We know you’re leaving school soon (congrats!!), so we’ve created a couple of videos for you to watch. There are two versions: a 1 min version in case you’re short on time, and a 15 min version in case you’d like to see more.
Here’s the 1-minute video.
Here’s the 15 min video.
If you don’t have any time to watch, Click HERE for a poster showing a few findings and providing info on how to stay in touch with us:
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. email@example.com / 07391482947 / insta: @thereachstudy
Thanks for your time!
The REACH Team