As part of our International Baccalaureate Diploma preparation and pre-university induction, the school sends Year 11 and 13 students on a work placement for three weeks at the end of the Summer Term.
Work experience is intended to give students an insight into the job environment. It supports the application and consolidation of knowledge gained in school lessons through personal experience and actions. It also begins to give the students a foundation of the world of work and commerce.
The work experience programme helps students find out more about their professional plans and personal strengths, and the skills employers are looking for. It also helps the students to develop self-discipline and a sense of responsibility. They have the opportunity to develop new skills and acquire more self-confidence and orientation towards their professional careers.
Our aim is to encourage students to think about a placement that matches their interests and personal abilities. The school supports the students during the process of considering, applying and completing the work placement. Over the years we have established links with companies and institutions in the Berlin area, so that we have been able to place students very successfully in international companies, the media and academic institutions.