With many students going onto college, higher education or employment at this time of the year, compiling a national Record of Achievement file is a way that young people, prospective university students and employees can showcase their qualifications. What do students need to include in their record of achievement file and why are they important when it comes to making the next step in their education or career?
Record of Achievement files are designed to help organize skills and qualities in a neat and concise way. They allow students to organise their career planning goals, even during the early years of high school, with the recommended time to start being Year 7 to 9.
As well as helping to define career objectives, it also becomes a vital and impressive document for students to take with them to interviews. It is a great place to store documents like exam certification and other evidence of achievements during and after time spent at secondary school.
Make sure that pupils receive time in school or college to compile their national record of achievement. Help them to build this document and structure their writing. Provide templates to craft the contents of the file to present a neat and detailed package for every student. If students start work on these records in Year 7 make sure completed templates are stored so that they can be printed in the later years of high school. This way you can ensure that each student has an up-to-date achievement file just in time for them to move onto further education.
Achievement files should also contain an action plan from each year of high school to show employers and future tutors progression and how goals have been achieved year-on-year. Include a personal statement - a vital part of any application to college or university. This helps to explain why they are suitable for the course they are applying for. The record will also charter achievements, experiences, skills and abilities, and contain a Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Record of Achievement files are a way that every student or job seeker can put their experiences and successes on paper, and could be just what is needed to set your students on the path to success!
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