On Wednesday 22nd March, eight Year 12 sixth formers, who are currently participating in Arthur Terry’s Future Teacher Programme, visited Birmingham City University’s North Campus in Perry Barr in order to experience an introduction to the various education and social work courses offered at the university.
In all, students heard about six potential courses including Batchelor of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Studies, Working with Children, Young People and Families, Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in addition to Batchelor of Science degrees in Social Work. Senior lecturers delivered course overview presentations in addition to sharing interview and personal statement application tips.
Several presentations included interactive group activities including the challenge to design the ‘perfect teacher’ and the qualities such an individual might possess!
The ‘Exploring Education’ day was engaging and a welcome introduction to the plethora of post KS5 educational opportunities that are out there. The participating students were Eleanor Good, Lucy Jones, Oliver Cook, Hannah Cook, Amy Fletcher, Kelly Barnsley, Alex Gonzalvez-Smith & Amelia Emmerson.
A big thanks must go to Mr Townsend for joining us at the event as well as Mr Loffman for driving all of us students to and from the venue!
Written by Hannah Cook