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Title Experiencing work
Published [England] : Teachers TV/UK Dept. of Education, 2005


Description 1 online resource (31 min.)
Series Education in video
Vocational GCSEs ; 1
Vocational GCSEs ; 2
Summary What are the benefits to delivery of vocational GCSEs of teachers going on work-placements? This programme follows Ruth Whitehead, head of science at Hanson School in Bradford who, in an attempt to overcome the health and safety issues affecting pupils when not in school, went out to visit real workplaces herself. Ruth joined up with the nationwide charity Open Industry in going into a local factory herself, picking up information and knowledge to help her pupils. The programme also reveals how Ruth's department has come up with a means of reducing the intense marking pressure the heavy course-work load of vocational GCSEs can lead to. This includes specially designed materials and INSET days to help with planning
Discover how one school set up work-placments for its Leisure and Tourism GCSE class in a local hotel as part of the Customer Service module on the new curriculum. Follow pupils, teachers and employers through the experience, find out the reality of how the course operates and watch the positive effects on the pupils. Rob Roebuck, deputy head at Laisterdyke Enterprise College in Bradford, was responsible for introducing the new subject, deciding to replace the long-running geography syllabus due to the appeal of the vocational element of the Leisure and Tourism GCSE. Throughout the programme pupils talk of their enthusiasm towards the out of the class element of the course and this is highlighted through the development of the school's close partnership with the city's Midland Hotel. Hotel manager Gary Peacock gives pupils a first-hand insight into management of the hotel, both in classroom presentations and hotel placements
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012)
This edition in English
Subject Vocational education -- Great Britain
Education, Cooperative -- Great Britain
Education, Cooperative.
Vocational education.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Instructional television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Instructional television programs.
Émissions télévisées autres que de fiction.
Émissions pédagogiques télévisées.
Form Streaming video
Author Real Life Productions.