The Summer Programme for the Upper Fifth and Six Two – the year groups whose summer exams have been cancelled – has continued this week with a range of interesting lectures and sessions taking place virtually.
Lectures this week have included The Invention of Ignorance, Politics for Dummies and Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics – an introduction to statistics for girls going onto humanities and science courses at university who haven’t studied A Level Maths.
As part of this programme of learning, named the Leap Programme, Six Two students are being offered the chance to take a prestigious Level 3 Award with the Institute of Leadership and Management. Other girls in both years are studying towards certificates in Excel (the picture above is from an enthusiastic pupil!), First Aid and Nannying – with 21 girls taking a 168-hour university level TEFL qualification. This week some girls also took advantage of a great opportunity to learn about the world of investment and finance in a three-hour online session run by Amplify Trading’s professional traders and analysts.
Even though live work experience opportunities are somewhat limited at the moment, the girls have been offered many opportunities to learn about the world of work through recorded sessions with a variety of employers. Upper Fifth, Six One and Six Two students have also attended a session on how to prepare for psychometric testing this week – often a key feature of interviews.
Other activities continuing through the Programme that have taken place this week include film studies, cooking sessions, art, archaeology, chess and touch typing.