The CSIA VI Form held their Progression Week from 30th June until 4th July 2014 for Year 12 students. It provided amazing opportunities for VI Form students to have some fun, develop vital life skills, work as a team, meet new people, and to prepare for the road to university, apprenticeships, and the world of work.
Students participated in sessions on the UCAS process so that they could be confident about applying for university in Year 13. Finance and options for university funding were explored by CSIA VI Form students with the support of VI Form tutors and Richard Prest from Exeter University. Sessions also provided tips on Money Matters so that students felt ready for their increasingly independent lifestyle including managing on a budget, bank accounts, and tax. Students also had the opportunity to learn the pitfalls of interviews and to practice responding to some of the more difficult questions posed. Progression Week was also a fantastic opportunity to welcome back CSIA’s past students who talked about their exciting adventures, careers and courses since leaving the VI Form.
Learning life skills, enrichment opportunities and providing the chance to learn new skills is a priority for students at CSIA VI Form. As part of our Enrichment Programme, CSIA hosted a plethora of activities ranging from sporting activities like FlowRider and Golf; creative workshops including gardening, Up-cycling, and a Free Jam Music session to physical and mental challenges during the Challenge of the Cube; and skills for independent life like Survival Cookery, the Great Camborne Bake Off, and Ready Steady Cook.
VI Formers who are planning on making UCAS applications in to Oxford or Cambridge; or to courses including Midwifery, Nursing and Medicine were given additional support so that they can meet the early deadline. CSIA VI Form was delighted to have the additional support of students from Falmouth University who were able to give some very personal advice and guidance
The end of the year was brought to an exhilarating close with a trip to Thorpe Park. Students demonstrated their resilience by meeting in the VI Form Centre at 2:30am and managed to stay awake for the whole of the coach trip returning at midnight. The day trippers topped up their tans whilst screaming for joy on roller coasters like Stealth and Saw, and chilled out on the water slide. It was a great way to see out the academic year.
Camborne Science and International Academy VI Form is proud to delivery a programme of academic and enrichment opportunities that place us in the top 10% of post-16 providers of education nationally.
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