We are living in times of exponential growth and schools have the challenge of trying to educate young people for jobs that don’t yet exist and to solve problems not yet identified with technology not yet invented. A* grades, on their own, are not sufficient to prepare them for working in a globalised economy with economic turbulence and an exponential rate of change. At Blackheath High School, we are very conscious of this & do our best to ensure that our girls have all the opportunities & encouragement needed to develop the qualities, skills & competencies that they will need to be successful and happy in the future.
We believe that the success of our holistic approach to education, which delivers a broad, all-round education, leaves our girls with not only excellent GCSE & A level grades but also with skills and personal qualities, such as confidence, enterprise, adaptability, resilience & courage which will help them to make a success of their adult lives.
Adaptability will be important because the school children of today are likely to change jobs, and possibly careers, several times during their working lives. Interestingly, the top 10 in demand jobs today didn’t even exist in 2004. They will also be competing for jobs in a global workplace with very bright and well qualified young people from countries like China and India. Therefore, our children will not only need excellent qualifications but also a strong work ethic and all-round personal skills and competencies.