Work Experience


The Key Stage 4 curriculum offers students the opportunity to tailor their education to not only meet their individual needs but also to prepare them for their next step once they leave Cornfield School. The WRL curriculum is split into two components; College and Work Experience.


DSCN1262-150x150All Key Stage 4 students will complete a vocational College course. Students will gain an academic industry related qualification that will allow them to access a higher starting level College course once they leave Cornfield School. In addition to gaining a qualification, students will also develop an experience of college life, which will stand them in good stead for their post 16 education.


Current students are completing courses in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, DSCN0846-150x150Construction, Animal care and Farming (other courses are available)


All Key Stage 4 students are given five opportunities to experience the world of work. As student’s progress through the five work experience opportunities they are encouraged to develop their level of independence and become more self-sufficient. As part of the process students will undertake an interview, complete a self-reflection activity and receive employer feedback on their strengths and areas for development.


IMG_2169-150x150Students experience a wide range of work experience environments ranging from garages and fishing lakes to kennels and skate parks.




An additional pathway for students to undertake work experience on a DSCN1296-150x150more regular basis is available, however this is dependent upon individual student needs and desired career and progression destinations.