GCSE Options… and beyond!

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Apr2013 04

Year 9 students at Heartlands Academy in Birmingham were about to choose their GCSE options for next year. They had one week to make to carefully think about what was on offer and make some choices which probably for the first time, would have important repercussions in their future. It was perfect time to reflect on what they wanted and meet some people who could share their own journeys.
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Expert help

On hand to help the 140 Year 9 students make the best choices were 20 volunteers from PwC and STEMnet who would be guiding small student’s teams through a set of mini challenges. Our EE judges: John, Alice and Beth would be watching closely and giving out point to the most effective teams.

Having completed a mini quiz and worked as a team to construct a giant ladder from newspapers, the students quizzed volunteer helpers about their work, their journey and their skills – a task the students particularly enjoyed.
The afternoon section was all about individual reflection on students’ biggest achievements to date, their goals and the subjects they enjoyed most. For the more artistic students the Vision Board activity was great way to show off their talents.

Our congratulations go to Team Blueberry who excelled in all of the competitive activities of the day and left with the prize and pride of taking the winning spot, but also to all the students who took part in the day for their energy and enthusiasm.
We would also like to thank all the PwC and STEMnet volunteers who gave up their time to support students on the day. Without you the day could not have happened!
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Heartlands Academy were running one of the Enabling Enterprise challenge days. You can find out more and get involved by going to www.enablingenterprise.org/secondary/challenges

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