Enterprise is fundamental to the continued economic success of this country
At THS we take enterprise very seriously, every student is entitled to 5 days worth of enterprise activities. With our main business partners, Heathcoat fabrics, Ashfords Solicitors and EDF Energy we have developed a range of activities to stimulate and encourage enterprise capabilities within our students.
For this year we have the following activities planned; some of these are new for this year and some of them are projects we have successfully run before.
- Preparation for work day. This day is open to all Year 11 students and goes through the process of how to find the right job and then how to get it. With support from our business partners, Heathcoats, EDF-energy and Ashfords and from local colleges Petroc and Exeter college the day comprises a series of workshops that de-mystifies the process of getting a job. From making a telephone enquiry to successful interview techniques, this day covers it all.
- The English Apprentice. Run over a period of weeks this project focuses on the key skills of marketing and presentation and contributes to the speaking and listening component of the English GCSE. Run by our English department with support from our business partners this project culminates with a student presentation to the rest of the year group.
- Investigating a Crime scene. New for this year this project is a collaboration between our science department and Petroc. Concentrating on the science behind forensic investigation and contributing towards the Level 2 BTEC Applied Science qualification as well as the Level 3 course offered at Petroc. All BTEC students at Tiverton High School have a two hour taster session at Petroc, learning techniques such as blood typing, titration and chromatography.
- Another new project for this year will see the maths department involved in an energy based project working in partnership with EDF energy.
- Fair trade. Following the success of a small scale project last year we will be extending this project so the majority of students get to be involved with “fair trade fortnight”, looking at some of the moral implications of business and enterprise.
- Make your mark challenge. This is a national competition and will be open to about 40 year 10 students. THS has had considerable success in the past and we will be looking to make good progress this year as well.