Aspirational and Life Long Learning
T Levels are a brand-new, 2-year qualification that
will give you a head start towards the career you want. The government has developed T Levels to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs’ Plus the following link-
The Young Persons University of Manchester is a website for students and teachers. The site contains self-study challenged related to subjects at the university. Each challenge provides more information not only about subjects but also possible career options.
The regular blog highlights the research completed at the university and the involvement of young people in its study and wider university life. Information about other activities also feature on this page.
National Citizen Service
Designed especially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.
On NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, and take on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own little hurdles.
Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash it.
University of Manchester Gateway Programme
The University of Manchester Gateways Programme allows learners in Years 7 to 11 to participate in a series of academic enrichment and higher education (HE) awareness activities.
It is targeted at talented local pupils who have the ability to progress into HE, and are from backgrounds that are currently under-represented.
Manchester Gateways enables your students to:
· find out more about University life;
· explore our range of degree courses;
· develop a range of skills that will aid success at GCSE and beyond.
Ashton Sixth Form College Raising Aspirations
An opportunity for Year 10 student to gain an insight into post-16 provision and equip them with the skills and confidence to make a successful transition to further education. As a result students felt their study skills, note taking, and written work all improved as a result of their participation.
Students visit the campus to use the facilities and work with Ashton’s teaching staff that cumulates in an Award Evening to celebrate successes.
Greater Manchester Higher is a collaborative network.
The partnership is a part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme, which will deliver a nationally coordinated approach to working with schools, universities and colleges to help people access higher education.
Support 4 Students Information Event
Age Group: Y10-Y13
26th Feb, 5-8pm, University of Manchester
This early evening event for prospective students and parents/carers covers the range of pastoral and financial support available, including Disabled Student Allowance. The event will include a Q&A panel with current Higher Education students who have disabilities. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to find out more about specific support available from Higher Education institutions and the third sector by visiting a range of information stands.
For more information, and to book: https://gmhigher.ac.uk/events/support-4-students-information-event/
Steam School is a virtual club for future inventors, engineers and digital entrepreneurs. We host 6 missions every year exploring #STEAM4GOOD projects and futuristic technology. Learners can journey through each mission by participating in weekly broadcasts with STEAM experts and choose from 18 different challenges to complete as scientists, engineers, artists, digital makers and entrepreneurs. All of Copley Academy’s students have their own STEAM accounts, which are used as part of whole school learning as well as independent learning.
The Small Peice Trust is a programme to encourage and stimulate high-ability 14-16 year olds to consider Engineering, Science and Technical Design as a career, through the study of Design and Technology.
They provide school-based activities for selected students and opportunities for university residentials.