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SUN Assemblies

We are excited to offer a range of assemblies, encompassing short presentations that can be delivered to a large number of students.  They are all free, delivered by certified SUN facilitators, and can be integrated into your existing assembly timetable. 

Our popular Options assembly provides students with an overview of the different options, types of qualifications and pathways available to support them in making decisions about their future.

And our brand-new T Levels assembly introduces the new Technical Level qualification and aims to inform students that it is a career-focused ‘vocational’ alternative to A Levels.

hOW LONG ARE THE SESSIONS?

Approximately 20 minutes delivery followed by 5-10 minutes for questions and answers.

HOW WILL THEY BE DELIVERED?

We have a flexible hybrid offer and we are able to deliver either in-person or virtual.

If virtual, the assembly will be live-streamed to one screen and delivered by a SUN staff, but will require school staff member to facilitate.

WHAT THEMES CAN i CHOOSE FROM?

Click the headings below to see more information about each assembly theme

PRE-16 ASSEMBLY OFFER FOR YEARS 9-11

The Discover T Levels assembly aims to provide students with an overview of the new Technical Level qualification and aims to inform students that T Levels are a new level 3 career-focused (vocational) alternative to A Levels.

THE SESSION COVERS:

  • Introduction to T Levels and where they sit within the qualification system
  • Understanding the key facts and the structure of a T Level including Industry Placements
  • Learn more about T Level roll-out and it being a realistic post-16 (level 3) choice and signposting where to go for further information

YEAR GROUP:
GATSBY BENCHMARKS:

Suitable for (Years 10-11)
2, 3, 7

The Discover Your Options Assembly aims to provide students with information about the different options and qualifications available after GCSEs (and beyond). This session will help students better understand their options and support those who are unsure what to do next.

SESSION COVERS:

  • Encourages students to start thinking about their future and what’s important to them
  • Explores the differences between Level 2, 3 and 4 qualifications
  • Learn more about further education, apprenticeships and higher education

YEAR GROUP:
GATSBY BENCHMARKS:

Suitable for (Years 9-11)
3, 7

The Prepare for the Fair is an assembly which aims to help students prepare for and get the most out of a careers fair.  It introduces what a careers fair is, who will be at a fair, and how to prepare beforehand.  This session aims to get students thinking about their future options and prepare questions for the institutions, providers, and employers who attend these events.

THE SESSION COVERS:

  • Understand what a careers fair is
  • Learn about who attends a careers fair and how they can support students
  • To help students to think about their future choices and pathways

YEAR GROUP:
GATSBY BENCHMARKS:

Suitable for (Years 9-11)
2, 5, 7

psst! we also have virtual careers fair resources available! click here!

The Prepare for the Virtual Fair assembly introduces what students can expect at a virtual careers fair and provides tips on how to engage digitally.  The session introduces students to the type of organisations that attend a careers fair, and gets them thinking about who they might talk to and questions they could ask prior to the event.

THE SESSION COVERS:

  • Introduces students to the benefits of a virtual careers fair
  • Learn about who attends a careers fair and how they can attain information
  • Post event reflection that supports decision making for future pathways

YEAR GROUP:
GATSBY BENCHMARKS:

Suitable for (Years 9-11)
2, 5, 7

psst! we also have virtual careers fair resources available! click here!

POST-16 ASSEMBLY OFFER FOR YEARS 12-13

The Discover Your Options Assembly aims to provide students with information about the different options and qualifications available post-18 (and beyond). This session will help students better understand their higher education options (level 4+) and support those who are unsure what to do next.

THE SESSION COVERS:

  • Encouraging students to consider their next steps and what’s important to them
  • Exploring the range of options at Level 4 and beyond
  • Learning more about higher education, higher/degree apprenticeships

YEAR GROUP:
GATSBY BENCHMARKS:

Suitable for (Years 12-13)
3, 7

Prepare for the Open Day is an assembly which aims to help students prepare for and get the most out of an open day.  It introduces what to expect on an open day and how best to prepare for it.  This session aims to get students thinking and encourages them to do prior research about their future options.  It also supports students to prepare questions for the institution/s they are visiting.

THE SESSION COVERS:

  • Understand the benefits to an open day and why they are important
  • Learn about how to get the best out of an open day
  • To help students to think about their future choices and pathways

YEAR GROUP:
GATSBY BENCHMARKS:

Suitable for (Years 12-13)
3, 7

If you have any questions about the live assemblies, please email sun@soton.ac.uk