Monday 22nd November 2010 by C. Freeman
Year 12 students undertaking the IEC diploma can now track their progress using a personalised online record. The students can upload information on their subjects, set targets and record progress as well as include details of their hobbies, work experience and personal strengths.
It is intended that the whole document will become a record that they can refer to when applying for jobs or universities. This is the third year that the IEC diploma has run, and it is intended to broaden Sixth Formers’ experiences in ‘Inspiration, Endeavour and Community’. Each student completes extra-curricular work and extended learning to complement their A-Level and BTEC courses. In previous years students have tracked their progress in a booklet, but the new electronic format, devised by Mr McGown, means it is easily accessible, both by students and staff and cannot be mislaid.
Teacher Miss Gorey said: ‘The online document, which is on the Learning section of the website is password protected and can only be accessed by the individual student and staff. It means students can build a profile of themselves and their work experience and achievements. When it comes to filling in application forms, CVs and writing to UCAS they have all the information in one place. Teachers can access the document, approve their targets, make comments and see what progress the students are making. We are hoping that students will devote one tutor period per week to updating the information so it becomes a valuable record of work carried out for the diploma.’