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Careers Scheme

Years 7, 8 & 9

By the end of Year 9, all students will have had the opportunity to:

· Be introduced to career resources to help them understand their preferences and the options open to them

· Develop their self-awareness

· Hear from or talk to representatives from the world of work

· Receive support to make the right KS4/GCSE choices, including assemblies, parents events, meeting with senior staff at school and the option of a careers meeting.

Key Activities:

· Access to 1:1 careers coaching

· Fast tomato online tool to explore careers and evaluate themselves in year 9

  • PiXL Character scheme and project to develop skills and characteristics

· Options Evenings

· Literacy programme)

· Numeracy programme

· Engagement with National Careers Week

Year 10 / 11 Scheme of Work Careers 



Learning Objectives

Key Questions



To understand and identify the steps

What is my Career Aim?



needed to achieve their career aims.

What do I need to do to meet



To understand the barriers that exist

  my career aim?



and the importance of planning to

What barriers do I have to



overcome them.



What Employers

Identify  skills  and  qualities  that

What are the skills and qualities


Want, work and

employers  want.  Understand  their

that employers want?



own skills and match them to this.

What are my own skills?



Identify personal needs and priorities

What do I need and what do I



and understand lifestyle choices and

need to do in my life to ensure I



how   they   impact   on   career

get to where I want to?






World of Work-

Students are encouraged to discuss the

Do I understand the different


The Quiz

world of work and the changes that

facts that exist in the world of



are taking place in the world of work.





Have I listened to the thinking of




others and do I respect their






World of Work-

To raise awareness of employment law

Do I understand the laws that


Legal Limits

for young people by explaining the

can protect me in the world of



purpose of laws to protect workers.






What laws surprised me that I




did not know before today?


World of Work-

To make students more aware of their

Do I understand what my rights


Rights at Work

rights at work and where they can get

at work are?



help. Students develop an

Do I understand what my role in



understanding of their role in work and

work is and what employers can


in Work

what employers expect from them.

reasonably expect from me?


Application Skills

Students are introduced to the main

Do I understand the purpose of



elements that make up a CV and those

a CV?



that you need for a covering letter.

Do I understand what needs to



Students understand the purpose and

go into a CV and a covering



importance of these.



Developing you

Students are introduced to what a

Do I understand what a personal


Personal Sales

sales pitch is. Students understand

sales pitch is?


Pitch (Pt 1)

what is positive about them and the

Have a got a list of positive



skills and qualities that can help them

personal attributes, skills and



with applications.

qualities about myself?


Developing your

Students build on the last lesson and

Have I got a personal sales pitch


Personal Sales

write their own personal sales pitch

that I am proud of?


Pitch (Pt 2)

and present it to their group. Advice is

Have I shared my personal sales



given by others to improve their sales

pitch and got feedback from my



pitch as a result.

peers to improve it?


Managing your

Students will consider the importance

What are the 3 most important



of budgeting for the future. Students

things about budgeting?



will consider budgeting skills that they

What can I do now to practice



can complete whilst in school.

my budgeting skills?


Thinking Ahead

Students consider their options at the

What do I need to do at the end


After Yr 11

end of Yr 11. They consider the

of Yr 11 to get the job I want?



different possibilities weighing up the

What else can I do to be better



pros and cons in relation to their own

informed as I move into Yr 11



careers contexts. Students consider

for my career choice?



benefits and drawbacks of different

Are my grades on track for my




career? What should I do?


11. Introducing The

You will need a computer room. In this

Have I registered with the

National Careers

lesson you will help students register

National Careers Website and


with the National Careers Website and

Apprenticeships Website?


the Apprenticeship Website. Students

Do I understand the different


are shown around the key areas of the

ways the websites might help


website and the ways they can use it-



CV, research etc, etc


12. Exploring The

You will need a computer room. In this

What have I researched and

National Careers

lesson you will allow students to

completed on the websites?


explore the Careers Website and

How has this time helped me to


Apprenticeships website. This is a

prepare for Yr 11 and to meet


lesson that allows students to

my future careers aims?


experiment with CV writing and

What else do I need to do to be


potential careers options.

ready for my next careers step?





By the end of Year 11, all students will have had the opportunity to:

· Develop their self-awareness and career management skills, including writing a CV

· Experience at least one workplace and be interviewed by someone from the world of work

· Be introduced to the different Post-16 pathways, apply for Post-16 options and backup plans, as necessary

· Use a range of resources of information (with support, as required) to explore Post 16 options

· Attend events in school and out of school where they can speak to employers, colleges, training providers and universities

· Assistance with college / Sixth form applications with the vocational coordinator:

· Access to 1:1 careers’ coaching with a careers’ advisor,

· Fast tomato online tool to explore careers

· Careers education lessons

· Assemblies on apprenticeships and further education

· Careers’ fair as well as career talks with professionals

· Engagement with National Careers