At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils

Careers

In Year 7 careers is introduced by encouraging pupils to think about their strengths and to research into the lives of people who have inspired them.

In Year 8 the emphasis is on self-development and making the best GCSE option choices. All students complete a self-assessment booklet, which is key-skills based. Within their programme students have a career options talk from the school’s Careers Co-ordinator.

Year 8 – Army Education Workshops – Thursday 27th February - Hall

Following a well-received audience of parents and students to their careers store, at learning review day, the outreach team are returning, to deliver fun and inspirational workshops following a whole year presentation in our school hall. Students will be working together in teams on command type tasks and building new skills during the morning’s event.

Year 7/8 – Careers Treasure Hunt – Monday 2nd March – Lunch time activity - HALL

An informative and fun packed in - house activity, enabling students to take part in a quest to learn about different careers in relation to subjects with guidance, signposting and support from older students and subject teachers.

Year 7 /8 – External visitor - Sarah Govett – Monday 2nd March - Hall

Dystopian fiction writer– whole year presentation about her career journey and writing.

Sarah will be returning to inspire and enthuse students with a stimulating presentation, engaging her audience.

About The Author

 

Sarah Govett read law at Trinity College, Oxford. After qualifying as a solicitor, she realised she was more interested in education and the communication of ideas and set up her own tutoring agency, Govett Tutors, which specialises in helping children from all backgrounds. She has also written for children’s television. She has two young children and lives in London with her TV presenter, stand-up comedian husband, Spencer Brown. Her debut novel, The Territory, is a dystopian thriller, the first in a trilogy, and has been shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition

Set in a future Britain where unflooded land is scarce, everyone must pass an exam at 15 to stay in The Territory or be exiled to the disease-ridden Wetlands. But the system is skewed to favour the wealthy, and the narrator Noa, finds herself at a disadvantage, as well as being caught in a love triangle involving her lifelong friend Jack, and attractive new boy Raf. The Territory asks important questions about our education system such as the fairness of exams, the elevation of maths and science above more creative subjects, and the focus on regurgitation of fact rather than application of knowledge.

 

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