For students at Christ the King, the sixth form experience extends far beyond the parametres of the A Level and BTEC curriculum. These years are decisive to future work and study and often involve face-to-face interaction with employers, university admissions officers and other students. As hundreds of young people begin to plan for the next chapter in their lives, it is imperative that they feel comfortable in their choices and are able to express their aspirations clearly and confidently. Understanding assertive behaviour, and how best to apply it, is invaluable to this process. Whether it’s an application for a university course, a one-on-one job interview or a group-based activity, it is important that students understand how best to represent their ideas and ambitions.