Aspirations Employability Portfolio

One of the greatest criticisms from employers and top Universities about Sixth Form or College leavers today is that too many young adults lack widening experiences and confidence. All of the best Universities in the Country (The Russell Group Universities) will accept students with 3 A*’s at A level but academic achievement is not enough to secure your place. Instead of students spending the time and energy to obtain a 4th A Level we believe that this time is better spent securing 3 A*s and developing the skills Universities and Employers are desperately looking for to accompany academic excellence… Employability Skills!
The Aspirations Employability Portfolio (AEP) not only addresses the issue of confidence through developing presentation/public speaking skills but it is designed to build-up the leadership ability of every student in order to clearly distinguish you from your competing peers across the world. 
The AEP will help you to be more employable and attractive to top universities and it will also aid you in developing skills which can be applied to all areas of your life. 
These abilities will be developed through:
  • Studying leadership
  • Meeting leaders
  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Presentations and public speaking
  • Starting a business
  • Mentoring
  • Personal reflection
  • What leadership skills will you develop?
The key leadership skills you will learn about, put into practice and revisit throughout the year are: 
  • The ability to form a vision
  • How to develop the leadership mindset
  • Developing the power of self-discipline
  • Understanding the importance of having values when leading
  • Developing the ability to Influencing others
  • How will the AEP be taught?
The programme for Year 12 will include three core projects with real clients to develop employability skills. Students will work in teams to complete the project briefs set by the client.