Greenwich students to find out about opportunities they will have after their GCSEs
By poppy_smith | Thursday, September 13, 2012, 20:33
An event for Year 11 students will showcase the opportunities after GCSEs next summer.
Year 11 students in Royal Greenwich are invited to an event on Thursday 13 September which will give an eye-opener on the many opportunities open to young people after their GCSEs next summer.
The students, who will shortly have to weigh up their options for post-16 study, are invited to a special event at Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula. The event will give them an idea of the range of options open to them in the Royal Borough - including further education courses at local schools and colleges, training and apprenticeship opportunities.
The event runs from 10.30am to 7.30pm and will feature exhibitions by 14 organisations - including all of the Royal Borough's sixth-form centres - all geared to provide training and opportunities when students complete their GCSEs at age 16.
There will also be a performance from a school theatre group aimed at encouraging students to consider their future pathways and life chances, as well as a video promoting Royal Greenwich as a good place to learn.
The event has been organised jointly by the Royal Borough, local schools, and the other exhibitors. It is designed to showcase the future options for young people. This is important because recent changes in the law mean young people must continue to study or train until the age of 18.
Cllr Jackie Smith, the Royal Borough's Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "This will be a golden opportunity to help young people decide the direction they want to go and make the best decisions. There are a lot of choices available, and this is the chance to find out about all the amazing things on offer."
There are also plans for a series of evening follow-up events at the exhibiting schools and colleges, where students can find out more details of what each one can offer. These will run between October and early next year.