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A day in the life

A day in the life of a year 10 student

  • 0820 Arrive Smartly dressed in your business clothes, you feel like one of the many business people who arrive at Victoria station just up the road. You say hi to your friends. Collect your laptop from your locker.
  • 0830 Personal tutor Time with your tutor to review your personal development targets. Review your on-line learning log.
  • 0900 Maths. The penny drops when you make the link between constructing equations to describe ratio and solving a project problem to do with solar panels.
  • 1100 Coffee break. Sitting in the café with friends, you say hello to a University of Westminster student who is mentoring you
  • 1115 Engineering. You are working on your prototype. You split your time between the engineering workshop and the breakout room. You enjoy discussing your work with your teacher, she talks to you like an adult and she takes your ideas seriously.
  • 1315 Lunch. You pick up a tasty wrap and salad from the 5th floor terrace café. You take in the fantastic view from the roof gardens as you chat with friends.
  • 1400 English. Your teacher is helping you to plan your presentation for the business challenge project. Your team will be going to Network Rail’s offices and presenting their ideas to a panel from Network Rail and the University of Westminster.
  • 1500 Business challenge project. You work with your team of four, finishing off the final slides of your presentation. You are nervous and excited at the same time about your presentation. Yasmin, who is studying Building Engineering at University of Westminster, is helping you with the project; she is friendly and supportive.
  • 1600 Tea break.
  • 1615 Enrichment. You have volunteered to help with a community project and you are finding out today what your role will be.
  • 1700 Head home. Looking forward to tomorrow. A behind the scenes visit to the new London Bridge Station.