LAMDA Public Speaking

In Year 10 students prepare for the external exam in public speaking set by LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).

These lessons allow students to improve their communication and social skills. They will learn to speak clearly in public and practise body language techniques to address an audience.

The exam is given in the month of April by examiners of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, who either travel from London to the school or conduct the exam via Google Meet.

Career Skills

There are many different skills that students need to develop to be successful in their chosen career. They will need to develop skills in literacy, numeracy and have good time management and ICT skills, to name but a few. Many of the skills that will help them to be successful are taught through other subjects. However, we believe that there are a number of areas in which extra reinforcement is beneficial to students. In Career Skills, pupils will undertake activities to improve in a number of areas, such as:

  •         how to work well in a team
  •         how to develop a growth mindset
  •         how to make good decisions
  •         how to study effectively.

Career Skills is taught throughout Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9).

Work Experience

Year 11 pupils are encouraged to complete work experience either throughout the year or during the summer holidays before returning to Sixth Form in September.

This should be completed in a field of their choice in order to better inform students as to whether they are making good decisions about their future career.

This placement can take place at school if required, however it will be of greater value to the students to be taken out of the normal Caxton school environment and form new relationships with professionals.

Optional Subject Fairs

The main aim of these two events is to provide Year 9 and Year 11 pupils with information about the optional subjects that they will need to choose for study at I7GCSE and A Level .

Heads of Departments provide information about their subject: the syllabus for the course, examples of textbooks and students’ work, and may even include a student ambassador to help promote their subject. This allows students to make a more informed choice about which subjects are best suited to their academic profile and interests.

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