Pre-IB work-related learning day
Our Pre-IB work-related learning day takes place once a year and aims to promote key employability skills such as creativity, communication, presentation, teamwork, organisation and initiative.
This year our Pre-IB students took part in the National Skills Challenge; a real life-business challenge from The Inspirational Learning Group. They were tasked to design a video game from concept to reality, as well as come up with an effective marketing campaign. The process involved conducting market research, designing a website, forecasting costs and planning an esports event with a celebrity influencer. Our Pre-IB students presented their innovative ideas to a panel of judges.
We are thrilled to announce that one of our teams got through to the National Skills Challenge final in May. This group of Pre-IB students will compete for the chance to win a week-long internship. Well done to Francesca, Anna, Caleb, Eric, Lailah and Polina for your inspiring video game ‘Panapoc’. They were commended for their lively presentation skills, focus on diversity, and good humour.
Congratulations to all students who took part and our brilliant Careers team for organising.
IB Career Launch Day
Our annual Careers Launch Day focuses on helping International Baccalaureate students explore their options for higher education and future careers. The event has helped to demystify UK, US, Australia, Netherlands and Canada admissions process, and provide useful tips on applying to University. Last year’s event included a session on how to plan for a gap year, as well as a workshop on writing a personal statements.
Many highly regarded Universities have contributed to our Launch Days in the past. The University of Leeds, Imperial College London, Newcastle University and East Carolina University have all delivered insightful lectures on biomedical science, engineering and humanities, and offered personalised one-to-one advice to our students.
In 2019, we were delighted to welcome back some of our IB alumni who provided thought-provoking stories on their career journey since leaving St Clare’s. Yasmina, Caitlin, Robert and Chiara provided invaluable insights on how to make the most of a gap year through teaching and charity work, whilst Freddie discussed the benefits of apprenticeship schemes and how his experience supported his career progression.
It was a fantastic day, and we even welcomed back five International Baccalaureate alumni who provided thought-provoking stories on their personal career journey since leaving St Clare’s. Yasmina, Caitlin, Robert and Chiara provided invaluable insights on taking a gap year including activities like charity work, teaching in a school and exploring new areas of the world and new cultures. Whilst, Freddie talked about the benefits of apprenticeship schemes and how his experience supported his career progression.
Student World University Fair
Our IB students also benefit from attending a Student World University Fair which provides further opportunities to explore their preferred subject offering and meet university representatives.
St Clare’s careers and higher education support
Our Pre-IB work-related learning day and our IB Launch Day are annual events at St Clare’s, arranged by our dedicated Careers and Higher Education team, who offer support to Pre-IB/International Baccalaureate students from when they arrive until three years after they graduate. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our careers and higher education offering.