As the final year of high school, Year 11 is an important time of planning and preparation for the future. Here at Stanley we have a comprehensive programme for all our Year 11 students to enable them to be fully prepared for their GCSE examinations and to make informed choices for their next steps after Stanley. Students are given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through positions on the Junior Leadership Team or becoming prefects. It is fantastic to see our Year 11 students embrace these opportunities and demonstrate their leadership skills.
During Form Time, Form Tutors deliver PHSE sessions, covering topics such as career aspirations; CV writing; college applications; preparing for interviews and mental health awareness. In addition to this, students are shown how to create revision timetables and explore different revision techniques to help them plan their time effectively and optimise their learning in preparation for their GCSE exams.
In addition to Form Time, Year 11 have a bespoke timetable of events for the Enrichment Days, which include a ‘College Carousel’, revision workshops and college application workshops. To further support the students with their career and college choices, all Year 11 students have a one to one interview with a careers advisor from Career Connect. Elaine Meredith is in school every Thursday and students can attend her drop in sessions in the Careers room during lunchtime.
Each Friday Year 11 have an assembly where guest speakers such as Southport and King George V College, Runshaw College, National Apprenticeships and Careers Connect come along and provide the students with a wealth of knowledge and advice to help them plan for their future.
Year 11 is a challenging yet rewarding year where after all the hard work is over the students can celebrate all their achievements at the Year 11 Prom. This is organised by the Junior Leadership Team and Year Leader for Year 11.
It is a privilege to support our students through their final year of high school and watch them all become well-rounded young people who will be the leaders of the future.
F Lee, Head of Year 11