Year 10: Ready to Work Day, Dragons’ Den

Ready to Work Day

Ready to Work Day is delivered to our Year Ten students to help them prepare for Work Experience, part time work and their future careers.

The day will consist of 3 workshops which will help our students develop their CV Writing skills, dispel stereotypical ideas of career choices and an indepth look at the kinds of qualities employers are looking for in future employees. It is a full day of strong factual delivery and interactive interludes which illustrate the expectations of industry. The sessions give an insight to students of the world of work and better prepares them for work experience and work related learning.


Awareness of the employment market & competition.

Using soft skills to approach employment opportunities.

Developing CV writing & application form skills.

Breaking down career stereotypes.

Dragons’ Den

The Dragons’ Den is an inter-academy competition based on the popular television series. It is directed at our business students who are tasked during their B&E lessons to develop viable business proposals in teams.

These teams then pitch their proposal to a panel of ‘Dragons’ from Santander at each of the academies. The two best teams from each academy are invited to the final pitch in Coventry at the end of the week. The competition helps the students develop a number of their transferable skills and gives them an insight into the thinking of potential investors.


Developing good business concepts.

Presenting to the professionals.

Research and Development.