Post 16 students experienced an assessment day last week where our business partners came into the academy and set up an assessment centre.
This was to give the students an experience of what is involved at an assessment centre. Showing students a series of exercises commonly used by employers to test skills which are not assessable from the traditional interview alone. Students were set two tasks one of which they had to create a board game or app, this was a dragons den type activity where the students then had to pitch their idea and present to an audience.
Students were assessed by our business partners where an overall group was selected as the winning group along with the most employable student from each group.