Careers Programme

Activities inside school form time career lessons:

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term Activity Aim Gatsby Benchmarks
1 Primary to secondary transition To help and support students in making the transition from primary school to secondary school.To offer support for students on developing valuable skills for education and the ‘World of Works’   1
2 Character and Personal development To achieve achievable goals that the students can work towardsTo identify practical steps to build employability skillsTo understand work behavioursTo explore enterprise and creative skills 1, 2, 3 and 5
3 Employment skills   To develop negotiating and persuasion skillsTo research different careers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8

Year 8

1 Money, budgeting and numeracy To understand money habits, money personalities and the difference between needs and wantsTo understand budgetingTo understand how bank accounts work, and to read statements and track transactionsTo identify common money-related mistakes and how to secure one’s self from financial threat. 1, and 2
2 Enterprise skills To equip students with an adaptable approach to solving problemsTo identify ways in how to approach a challenge with a positive mindsetPractice enterprise skillsTo research different careers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
3 Character and personal development To recognise and understand key skills sought by employers and needed in the workplace 1, 2, 3 and 5

Year 9

1 Digital skills, data and technology To learn the correct etiquettes on writing emailsTo understand the consequences of misusing social mediaTo learn about coding 2
2 Character and personal development To improve innovationTo understand the benefits of facing a challengeTo develop the skill and a positive mindset 1, 2, 3 and 5
3 Entering Work experience To understand successful and effective networkingTo understand the purpose, prepare and practice for an interview 2, 3,4 and 5

Key Stage 4

Year 10

1 Vocational routes- CV writing To recognise key characteristics about the students personalityTo design a CV and understand the two formats of a CVTo compose a cover letterTo identify mistakes one may make on their CV 2, 3,4 and 5
2 Money, budgeting and numeracy The disadvantages and advantages of credit cardsTo understand how pay and payslips workTo explore financial risk, insurance and fraudTo understand the different technologies are available to manage money 1, and 2
3 Post 16 options Students will identify the different routes for Post 16 optionsTo research a post 16 route ,1, 2, 3, 7

Year 11

1 Skills for future workplace To identify the types of behaviour that will impress employers.To practice problem and opportunity solvingTo design a work suitable presentationTo understand effective note-taking and how to assess reliable information 2, 4 and 5
2 Digital skills, data and technology To understand the correct etiquettes for work emails and using the internet at workTo identify the positive and negative uses of social media. 2
Additional activities and services throughout the year: Alumni talk, Big Bang Science Fair, Masterclass, Visit sixth forms / colleges, Work experience, Personal guidance, Guest speakers, etc.