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What age groupYear or Grade 10
What topicTeaching Task Plan a 25-minute lesson to a mixed ability group of students in Year 10 about their Post 16 choices, including The Urswick School (TUS) Sixth Form. Use the lesson as an opportunity to motivate students ahead of their school exams which are after half term.
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To begin our lesson today, I want you to take a moment and think about what you want to do after you leave school. Maybe some of you have already made up your mind about your future career paths, while others are still exploring different options. Today's lesson is all about helping you make informed decisions about your post-16 choices and highlighting the opportunities that The Urswick School Sixth Form offers.

Icebreaker Activity

Before we dive into the main content, let's break the ice with a fun activity to get to know each other better. Let's play a game called "Two Truths and a Lie." Each of you will think of three statements about yourself - two true and one false. We'll take turns guessing which statement is a lie. The person with the most correct guesses wins a prize!

Discussion on Post-16 Choices

Now, let's move on to the main topic of the lesson. I want to hear from each of you about your post-16 choices and what you're currently thinking about for your future. We'll take a few minutes for group discussion, and then we'll open it up for a whole class discussion.

Exploring Opportunities at TUS Sixth Form

Next, let's talk about the opportunities that The Urswick School Sixth Form offers. Our sixth form provides a range of courses, from traditional A-levels to vocational qualifications such as BTECs. We also have an extensive enrichment program, which includes work experience opportunities, mentoring, and various clubs and societies.

Success Stories

To truly motivate you and show you what's achievable, we have some success stories from past students who attended TUS Sixth Form. They're now pursuing exciting careers in a variety of fields, ranging from politics to technology. We'll watch a short video where they talk about their experience at TUS Sixth Form and how it's helped them achieve their goals.

Q&A Session

Lastly, we'll open up the floor for a Q&A session. Do you have any questions about the courses and enrichment programs we offer at TUS Sixth Form? Anything you're still curious about regarding your post-16 choices?


To wrap up, I hope today's lesson has given you some food for thought and helped you get excited about your post-16 choices. Remember, it's never too early to start planning your future, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Good luck with your exams after half term!