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Work Experience

At Dene Magna, we put a high value on work experience for Year 10 students. By spending time within the career of their choice, students not only see the purpose of their learning, but also the need for life skills such as confidence, independence and initiative.   By investing time in finding the right placement, students better understand the realities of their ideal career and are able to make better choices after their GCSEs; whether A-Levels, BTECs, T-Levels or an Apprenticeship is the best route for them.

All Year 10 students are expected to arrange a week of work experience which ideally should be linked to their career aspirations. In order to increase the quality of the placement, instead of just one fixed set of dates, students are able to take a week out of lessons during any term of the year in order to be flexible for the employer.  This has helped the majority of students to find an optimum and interesting placement. They can also use their holidays if they want more than one placement to boost their future CV and university applications.

To develop those interpersonal skills, students arrange their own placement (supported by parents/carers) bearing in mind practical considerations like transportation. They also need to arrange for employers to complete the Health & Safety form (below) and arrange to catch up on any school work if they choose to take time out of term.

To avoid key coursework dates, the following weeks are available for students to take time out of class:

For more information on work experience in Year 10,  please read the information below or contact Gill Mellor careers@denemagna.org.uk