Skills for Future Success

‘Skills for Future Success’ Workshop 23rd September 2016
On Friday 23rd September, Year 13 students at Banbury Academy took part in an exciting and creative opportunity to develop the life skills necessary for success at KS5 and beyond. 

The ‘Skills for Future Success’ workshop involved developing the skills required for successful UCAS personal statement writing to ensure students are prepared to compete with the very best applications for Universities and Apprenticeships.  The students then took part in rigorous mock interviews during the afternoon.  There were eight visiting professionals invited to join the workshop during the afternoon and they put the students through their paces in order to give them a realistic experience of an interview situation.  The professionals were also invited to a networking lunch, where students were required to practise their professional behaviour through introducing themselves, discussing their future pathway plans and asking questions related to career choices.  An exciting day that enabled students to discuss their future plans and actively work towards them with the support of experts in our community.

Visiting Professionals
Paul Angus (Banbury Sound): “You have some fine young people in the student body.”

Dr Helen Linden: “I wanted to also say what a fabulous time I had on Friday. I really enjoyed meeting all of the students and I was so impressed by them and their mature attitudes and behaviour.”

Year 13 Students

Friday taught me how to write the perfect personal statement.  As well as this, the mock interviews with an expert in the field of my future career has made me feel much more prepared and confident in terms of my future.  Will Pascoe (Year 13)

Motivation was what I needed for the future and that’s what I got on Friday! (Anya Hamadouche)

The study skills workshop really developed my confidence and prepared me for the future. ( Hannah Shepherd)