Jane Martin, senior lecturer in Marketing from Chester University visited Year 12 Business Studies students today to highlight the range of opportunities available for young people who wish to study Business. Jane worked with students focusing on real businesses, extracurricular work related opportunities, diverse placement options as well as building their portfolio of evidence to ensure they stand out from other university or apprenticeship candidates. Jane helped students understand their areas of development and maximise their future career prospects.
Following on from winning their respective events at the Cheshire Schools Minors Championships recently held in Warrington, Sara P and Luke P both represented Cheshire in the Inter Counties Track and Field Championships last Wednesday.
Sara, competing in the 200m, and Luke, running in the 800m, both performed superbly to take 1st place in their events whilst also both recording personal best times.
Congratulations to both of them for all the hard work and commitment that lead to their successes.
Year 11 Helsby High students celebrated the end of high school in style this week with a fabulous prom night held at the Double Tree Hotel in Chester.
The sun shone brightly and students fully deserved their red carpet treatment – they all looked amazing and their teachers could not have been more proud of the wonderful young people they have become.
Thirteen Year 13 students have been studying hard in their own time alongside their other A Levels to complete a Certificate in Financial Studies course (London Institute of Banking and Finance). The course is equivalent to half an A Level and will earn them extra UCAS points. Their teacher Mrs Dougherty was delighted with all of their results as all students achieved higher than a C and half of the class were rewarded with an A or A*. A Certificate in Financial Studies (CEFS) teaches students about financial capability, encouraging them to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, and to appreciate the need for financial planning throughout their life. Many of these students are hoping to go to University to continue their studies in Finance or Economics and some of the group have already secured Financial degree level apprenticeships with firms such as Price Waterhouse Cooper and Ernst & Young. Comments from some of the students show how valuable they have found this Helsby High School enrichment opportunity. “CEFS helps me to understand the real world of money, like mortgages, savings, investments and borrowing. It has helped me with my A Level Economics financial markets module, but is also really useful for real life!” “Everyone should take CEFS, it helps you to manage your finances in the real world” “ I found it really useful to talk about CEFS in my apprenticeship interview. I think it helped to set me apart from others”