A Day in the Life: Year 12

Our students benefit from a longer working day (8.45am-5.00pm) and slightly longer school year. This helps to familiarise students with a professional working environment and also allows for greater subject coverage and less need for work at home. A typical day might involve:

8.30am: I arrive and have a drink with some friends in the cafe area.
8.45am: I have a profile team meeting his morning. This is where we work on the seven key attributes that we will need to reach our goals in life. This week I want to plan my visit to Siemens. I'm working the 'enquiry and analyses' section of my Record of Academic and Personal Growth (RAPG) so I need to make sure I have some good questions to ask.
9.00am: Physics 'A' Level lesson in the practical lab. This is an opportunity to test the theory that we have learnt about Stress and Strain. These studies relate directly to units of the Mechatronics course that I am also studying in Engineering.
11.00am: I am meeting with Lisa and Tahir in the Library at break to share results from our practical session. I'm going to need these for the Independent Study session.
11.20am: We are set work for Independent Study sessions for all of our subjects. I have preparatory work set for the next maths lesson. It is great to have the library as an area that we can use to do this work.
12.20pm: We are in the Design & Media suite for a session on the CAD machines. My design is coming on well and I will be ready to move on to the manufacturing later. I will be using what I learnt this morning to produce a prototype on the 3D printer.
1.20pm: Lunch. Catch up with friends and eat in the cafe or go into town to eat.
2.00pm: Maths lesson to go through preparatory work from the independent study session and work towards A-level maths.
3.00pm: The final session today is enrichment. We have a choice of what we can do, including sport, Vex Robotics, art, Duke of Edinburgh and climbing, to mention a few. There are leadership and community opportunities, which will really develop my CV. I will be continuing with my quadcopter design and build – we are testing components to see if they improve the performance of the quadcopters.
5.00pm: Finish. Another enjoyable day. I'm really looking forward to my visit to Siemens tomorrow.