Key Stage 3
Years 7 to 9
Pupils are introduced to Careers and Enterprise in Year 7.
What is Enterprise?
Enterprise education provides pupils with the unique opportunity to develop valuable skills in the business world. Whether pupils plan for a career in medicineÂ or fashion design, these foundation skills are crucial in becoming, not only a successful young entrepreneur, but also a creative and innovative individual.
Throughout the school year, there will be exciting events and opportunities for the girls to engage with inspirational business people and learn firsthand through running their very own business.
One of the main events of the year will be the Christmas Enterprise Markets. The AGGS tradition has proven to be a great success and has helped budding business women to showcase their entrepreneurial talent!
Christmas Enterprise Markets
Year 7 to 9 can take part in the annualÂ AGGS Christmas Enterprise Markets.
Pupils are introduced to the â€˜Real Gameâ€™ – an interactive way of introducing pupils to real life! They look at the world of money by exploring jobs and the economy and various social and moral dilemmas. Year 8 take part in an enterprise activity which, this year, was theÂ Mosaic Challenge –Â see below.
Pupils are introduced to the Connexions Room and the careers section in the Library and are invited to use any of the facilities during Rec and lunch-time. Pupils will also be introduced to the JED (Job Explorer Database) in their Citizenship lessons â€“ a fun quiz enabling users to explore over 800 careers ideas:
Mosaic was founded in 2007 by HRH â€˜The Prince of Walesâ€™ and it is part of Business in the Community, a Princes’ Trust charity.
Mosaicâ€™s Enterprise Challenge is an inter-school competition which encourages a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst young people. In addition to encouraging an understanding of business and enterprise, participants also develop a number of transferable skills such as: Confidence; self-efficacy, team work; meeting deadlines; clarity of expression; lateral and creative thinking; and flexibility and adaptability.
Emma S, Sarah W, Millie PÂ and Mary TÂ (8-1) did themselves and the school proud today by winning the Regional Final of the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge. They competed against teams from Parrs Wood High School, Ladybridge High School, The Hathershaw Schoolâ€¦ Read more Â»
Year 9 Options
Parents and pupils will be invited to attend the Year 9 options evening where they can find out more about what options AGGS has to offer at key stage 4. Subjects chosen to study for GCSE can influence and shape the career path of the future. If pupils already have a strong direction of which careers path to take, then they will need to consider which subjects will help them to get there.
Year 9 pupils will first be introduced to our Connexions Adviser, Colette McLoughlin, in assemblies and PSHE lessons. They will hear what advice she can give and how she can reinforce option choices and understand the importance of those things to be considered. www.connexions-trafford.co.uk
Year 9 are involved in an Enterprise Challenge, which this year, was TheÂ Ryman National Enterprise Challenge. www.nationalenterprisechallenge.co.uk/
The full year group programme has received high profile support from the likes of TheoÂ Paphitis and Lord Sugar and businesses such as Ryman, OCR, Staffordshire University, Alton Towers, Gandys, 3AAA, Inspiring Learning and NCS. The students work in teams to conceptualise, design, market, finance and present a real-life business challenge.Â TheÂ challenge is delivered byÂ an expert team of facilitators and helps to develop the enterprise and employability skills of all the young people who take part including teamwork, communication, leadership, creativity and presentation. The winning team from each school will then represent the school at the National Finals.
Win or lose the challenge helps to develop the key skills young people need for the world of work and shows them there is no limit to what can be achieved.
The 2016 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge final was held at Doncaster Racecourse, supported by Kingswood, on Wednesday 29th June 2016. The event saw the winning teams from over 120 schools come together to compete against each other. High street retailer and stationery giant, Rymanâ€¦ Read more Â»