Years 7-10 | Aspire
The Teachers' Toolkit has been produced in line with the ASPIRE mission to empower young people to access the education they deserve, regardless of their circumstances or background. In particular, the Year 7-10 program aims to raise students’ aspirations to Higher Education (HE) by:
- Increasing students’ confidence in their ability to enter HE
- Increasing their motivation to enter HE
- Enhancing their knowledge of education and career options.
The Year 7-10 sessions build on students’ knowledge of HE. Students reflect upon their goals for the future and discover the wide range of career and study options that are available to them. They learn about potential barriers and alternative pathways to university and the entry requirements and skills needed for a range of careers and university courses. Throughout the program, students conduct independent research, participate in drama activities, work cooperatively with others and enhance their presentation skills. ASPIRE has developed an evaluation rubric for teachers to assess the impact of the Teachers' Toolkit on their students. ASPIRE recognises that many benefits of the program are long-term rather than short-term. If the program is implemented every year throughout high school, teachers may wish to compare student responses over a period of several years to get a more accurate idea of the program’s impact.
ASPIRE welcomes feedback from teachers. Teachers with specific comments may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.