Work Experience


Work Experience is compulsory for Year 12 and Year 13 students. Students can carry out a placement at any time to suit themselves and their programme of study, however they must avoid the key times around exams which are:

5 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017 (internal exams preparation and exam week)

18 April 2017 - 12 May 2017 (internal exams preparation and second exam week)

In Year 12 and 13 the work placement must be linked to the career aspirations of the individual student and careful thought should be given to select a placement that will most benefit the next stage of their education, training or apprenticeship journey.

Please see below for useful sheets and information.


OP1 2016-2017


Work Experience Information Sheet Y12


Work Experience Handbook


Do you work in a business that could help provide work placements to our students?

School are always looking for local businesses that are wanting to inspire and educate young people about what working life is really like. If you think you could help to provide invaluable work experience and give young people the chance to develop core skills and motivation, then please email us at