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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 

 

Lesson

Learning Objectives

Key Questions

1.

Exploring

To understand and identify the steps

What is my Career Aim?

 

Possibilities

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.

overcome?

2.

What Employers

Identify  skills  and  qualities  that

What are the skills and qualities

 

Want, work and

employers  want.  Understand  their

that employers want?

 

lifestyle

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?

 

 

opportunities.

 

3.

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.

work?

 

 

 

Have I listened to the thinking of

 

 

 

others and do I respect their

 

 

 

views?

4.

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.

work?

 

 

 

 

What laws surprised me that I

 

 

 

did not know before today?

5.

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?

 

and

help. Students develop an

Do I understand what my role in

 

Responsibilities

understanding of their role in work and

work is and what employers can

 

in Work

what employers expect from them.

reasonably expect from me?

6.

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.

letter?

7.

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?

8.

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?

9.

Managing your

Students will consider the importance

What are the 3 most important

 

Money

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?

10.

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

 

 

routes.

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

Service

with the National Careers Website and

Apprenticeships Website?

Website/Appren

the Apprenticeship Website. Students

Do I understand the different

ticeships

are shown around the key areas of the

ways the websites might help

 

website and the ways they can use it-

me?

 

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?

Service

explore the Careers Website and

How has this time helped me to

Website/Appren

Apprenticeships website. This is a

prepare for Yr 11 and to meet

ticeships

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