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Enterprise

"All students make rapid progress, enjoy their learning and develop the skills to be successful future citizens."

Leadership and Learning Partner Report 2016

Our enterprise spirit permeates through every aspect of college life. Students are encouraged to identify challenges and find creative solutions to achieve success. We liaise with local colleges and businesses to develop a skilled and motivated workforce of the future.

The timetable enables us to enhance our curriculum to deliver innovative activities engaging students in enterprising ways. Our students have:

  • Engaged with employers at careers fairs
  • Explored astrophysics of the universe with Southampton University
  • Presented a winning pitch at Watermark Challenge for new development in West Quay
  • Developed skills for work and life as part of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme

We are one of the first schools that are part of a pilot linked with a business enterprise advisor network to develop careers education and give students a real understanding of the world of work. In Year 10, students undertake work experience. In the lower years students are encouraged to participate in a PiXL Edge programme which develops employability and leadership skills.  In 2016, 78 students achieved the Apprentice level.

"Students receive well-structured careers guidance and very few students do not move on to education, training or employment."

Ofsted 2014
Page updated: 1 November 2017
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