At Hardenhuish School we value Work Experience as an integral part of the Careers and Work Related Learning programme.  We attempt to ensure every Year 10 pupil will spend time in the world of work, allowing them a unique opportunity to enhance their employability skills.

Work Experience is where the pupil carries out a particular job or range of tasks, under supervision, within the workplace.  As an integral part of the Key Stage 4 curriculum, each pupil at Hardenhuish School undertakes a short period of Work Experience annually in July. The aim of this activity is to enable pupils to gain valuable experience of the world of work and to demonstrate their skills and abilities whilst working within a team of adults in a real working environment.

 Work Experience is regarded as a valuable contribution to the preparation for the world of work by assisting in:

  •  improving attainment in specific areas/subjects which pupils value for their future careers,
  • developing economic and enterprise skills,
  • careers education and planning for life after Key Stage 4,
  • general maturity, personal and social development.

As a school, we value the intangible benefits gained through our Work Experience programme and we know that pupils benefit from their experiences. Last year more than 90% of our pupils arranged their own placement and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The majority of pupils find it very beneficial to their future careers to choose and have ownership of their placement. Our Pupils have an excellent reputation within the local business community; and if you are able to offer a placement then please contact us to discuss this opportunity.

For further information please read through the following documents and if you have any questions or queries please contact: Mrs Emma Dennien (Careers & Work Experience Administrator).

Y12 WEX Introduction and Guide – September 2016
Y12 WEX Form 2016-2017
Y12 Work Experience Presentation September 2016
BTEC Extended WEX Guide
BTEC Extended WEX Letter to Parents September 2016
Y10 Work Experience 10 – 14 July 2017
Y10 WEX Form 2016-2017
WEX Guide Y10 2016-2017

Y10 Parent letter re final WEX arrangements July 17
Y12 Parent letter re final WEX arrangements July 17


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