Business South Yorkshire & Vocational Classes – Naz Khan Thursday April 21 st 2005.
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Business South Yorkshire & Vocational Classes – Naz Khan Thursday April 21 st 2005
Aimhigher classes are based on the masterclass model by extending the approach to new work related areas of the 14-19 curriculum. Aimed at : Y8 – Y11 students on all courses and Post 16 students on vocational courses Introduction
Engineering your future - 5 Digital and Traditional photography -2 Entrepreneurship – 4 The science and ethics of stem cell research – 1 Facial reconstruction and ID - 1 Food Technology -2 Customer Service -2 Classes delivered
The application of academic and vocational subject knowledge in business, industry, FE and HE settings Opportunity to experience ‘hands on’ applications of knowledge People and organisations who are applying their knowledge and skills in the World of Work Role models in business, industry, FE and HE Range of pathways into FE and HE via vocational learning routes Information about local labour market / job roles. Aims
Outcomes for students Raise aspiration and achievement by inspiring and motivating To develop student skills in applying knowledge and Solving problems To address individual learner needs and facilitate career development To make a more informed choice about FE, HE and Employment. To be comfortable in FE, HE, Business and industry environments. To be aware of the local labour market
Main objective – To provide an opportunity to gain relevant skills and knowledge to aid qualification aims, work related learning and raise awareness of pathways to HE and in the Arts / Cultural Industries quarter 2 sessions 3hours each Site Gallery Presenters – Emma Cocker and Vicky Morris Parkwood High School Y9 – GCSE art students – 12 mixed ability (6M 6F) Photography
Format Employer engagement – Tutor meeting (PDP) Discussion of links to the curriculum and format of sessions Session 1 – introduction and post it activity on careers with presenters as role models – practical activity on using Photoshop and traditional camera for art Session 2 – Developing photographs using light effects – science of photography and advanced features of Photoshop.
Evaluation - Presenter Excellent level of attainment Excellent interest confident students will be able to use knowledge and skills back in school Students settled down and classes have really motivated them. Students more comfortable in industry surroundings. Barriers – awareness of diversity in the cultural industries – contract based work
Evaluation – Student / Tutor Students were given evaluation forms after each session Most students graded sessions as excellent or very good. Tutor graded sessions as excellent All were confident or very confident of using the techniques they learnt and their work for their projects Most of all it had raised awareness of the diversity of roles and pathways into the Cultural industry even for students not interested in photography