• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

citizenship coursework A - work experience

Extracts from this document...


Coursework A - work experience During year ten I had two weeks of work experience from the 12th to 23rd of March 2007. Work experience wasn't just compulsory for pupils within my school, but a nationwide curricular activity. My head of year Miss Joseph organised the work experience with a company called Trident, who helped organise the placements and checked the placement for health and safety. For those not organising their own work experience, you had apply for jobs through tridents website. You had to select six difference jobs, and order them in preference and then Trident would try to organise the placement you placed first. However Trident were unable to succeed in getting everyone their first choice in placement, as many other schools within Waltham forest were doing work experience during the same period. I however arranged my own placement, at my mothers' primary school. My mother, several members of staff and I and to fill out a couple of forms which were then sent to Trident, who would check the placement to see if it was safe for me to work there. ...read more.


I felt I did have a positive effect on my colleagues as I would often be able to carry out tasks without too much assistance and therefore my less work for others. However in some activities I had to be assisted due to health and safety reasons, which could have made more work for the staff, than if I was not there. I offered to help out after school and would always be willing to try any task the teacher set me, even if I didn't know what to do. I therefore feel that I made a positive contribution and reduced the work load for my colleagues. During my work experience I had to carry out many different tasks, many of which I had never done before. I was able to cope with most of these new activities, however I did encounter some problems during my first week. For example whilst I was doing paired reading with an individual child, another child, with behaviour difficulties, kept disturbing me and trying to get my attention. ...read more.


I felt that my contribution in many of the activities made it easier for my colleagues and subsequently affected the outcome of the activity, as they all went very well. Over the time of my work experience I learned many new skills that I may not have learned, if I hadn't done the work experience. I really enjoyed my two weeks of work experience. It was a very hard, but rewarding job. Some tasks I did find a little bit boring, however overall the experience was fun and I learnt lots of new skills. For example I am now able to use many of the new Microsoft programmes for modern computers, which are used in many offices and other computer based jobs across the UK. I am also able to teach small groups of children, keeping the attention of every child and enabling them to learn. As I enjoyed my work experience so much I have decided that I would like to become a teacher when I am older, therefore all the skills that I have gained during my work experience will be used again in the future and could make a significant impact on the way I work etc. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Work experience reports section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Work experience reports essays

  1. Work Experience - Dairy Entries

    The meet was 2 hrs long and honestly I have to say that I have never felt so uninterested and dispassionate about anything in my entire life. That meeting meant nothing to me; it was meaningless. Now I truly know what adults go through every day at work.

  2. Work Experience.

    At least I wont be bored, I told myself. Oh, how wrong was I. I went into the IT department. They even gave me job title, to make it that little bit more realistic. I was Tina, the Junior IT Support Assistant. Cute. I worked for a company called "Giant UK Services" and I still have no clue what the Hell they do.

  1. Work Experience Assignment

    At times I did get ordered to do more jobs at once and it sometimes became a little chaotic too. The most important job was making sure I finished all the post and sent it down to the security guard before it was half past four.


    this member throughout the group but lucky we recruited another member to take his place but the new member was more responsible and better on computers so it worked out to our advantage. The bad thing about this is it's hard to contact this member because he is in another class so it's hard to talk to him.

  1. Lotte Company Korea Work Experience. I was sent to LOTTE MART PHU THO ...

    If the stamp on the bill is "NO MEMBERSHIP CARD", I can't accumulate point for that bill. I just only accumulate point for the bill have the stamp "FORGET MEMBERSHIP CARd". And I guide for the customer see the point which they have accumulated on the cashier on the bill.

  2. My Work Experience

    I gained a different experience and in some ways I dint because it was filthy work. That was it my first week over and it was a tough one as well but gained a lot of experience. The second week I got use to the place and people as after

  1. Works Experience Report

    It's checked every 6-12 months, however if this brakes down then it's not as critical as the others the chefs can cook it in a frying pan. It may be less healthy than using the silver plate, but this is simplest way if it's broke.

  2. Lessons I Learned From My Work Experience.

    My first day on the job was April 6, 2009. I remember walking in very nervous and taking a seat. I glanced around and saw my expression was mirrored in my coworkers? faces. Our supervisor welcomed us warmly and even gave out snacks.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work