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Personal Development & Post 18 Progressions

All Year 12 and Year 13 students have a timetabled assembly and Personal Development session during form time. The programme below has been carefully mapped out to ensure that students get a rich variety of information that covers health and safety, keeping safe, general knowledge, employability and work related learning, independence as well as a comprehensive unit on Post 18 pathways. All sessions are evaluated immediately after the lesson by the teacher and students. This is evaluated and amended accordingly each year. 

Year 12

Study Skills:

  • Brain and Behaviours
  • Wider Reading and Timetables
  • Survey and Essay Techniques
  • Note taking, Collaborating and Presentation Practise

General Knowledge Carousel:
(can vary year on year depending on expertise within the team)

  • ICT
  • Gender, Equality and Feminism
  • Mindfulness
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Ideology
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Approaches to Modern Art

Employability :
(linked with Barclays life skills)

  • Online Reputation and Privacy
  • Internet and Email Etiquette
  • Know who you are and Routes to a Career
  • Skills for Career Progression
  • Your CV
  • CV Surgery and finding Employment Opportunities
  • Big Data
  • Personal Branding and Communication

Post 18 Preparation:
Introduction to Post 18 Options

  • University Representative: Choosing a course
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Personal Statements
  • UCAS Apply
  • Non-university Options
  • Student Finance
  • Guidance Evening for Parents
  • Guidance Day for students
Year 13
  • Continuing Post 18 Preparation by applying for Post 18 pathways until Christmas.
  • Interview Techniques
  • Mental Health
  • Positive Personal Presentation
  • Healthy Eating
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Safe sex
  • Organ Tissue, Blood and Bone Marrow Donations
  • Next Steps: Living Independently
  • Let’s Check (testicles and breasts)
  • The Cube
  • Understanding Debt and Budgeting
  • Revision


Summer Schools from the Debate Chamber: Summer schools which may aid you in your studies

EPOC Careers Conferences: How to improve your chance of becoming a doctor/lawyer 

Villiers Park Educational Trust: Homepage

Villiers Park Educational Trust: Online extension materials

Padlet: Post 18 Options for your Research