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Business. &. South Yorkshire. Vocational Classes – Naz Khan Thursday April 21 st 2005. Introduction. Aimhigher classes are based on the masterclass model by extending the approach to new work related areas of the 14-19 curriculum.

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Business

&

South Yorkshire

Vocational Classes – Naz Khan

Thursday April 21st 2005


Introduction

  • 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


Classes delivered

  • 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


Aims

  • 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.


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


Photography

  • 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)


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



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