Careers curriculum


Our PSHCE programme includes a yearly focus on careers and the following table shows the themes covered.

Year Theme Aims
7 The world is my oyster Lessons to raise aspiration and motivation – explore a range of pathways
Have knowledge of a range of a careers
Understand employability skills
8 My goals, my future Identify goals and values
Identify my skills and strengths
Have knowledge of a range of careers
Prepare for GCSE options
9 Exploring pathways Explore potential pathways through use of Labour Market information and interactions
Understand the employable personal attributes and skills
Compare qualifications and how and where to get them (understand the pros and cons of higher education, apprenticeship, vocational courses, A’ Levels)
Start to understand which providers for my pathway / routes to qualifications and careers
University visit
Launch of work experience
10 Stand out from the crowd Develop employability skills (CV writing, interviews, filling application forms),
Prepare for work experience
Understand how our social media presence can affect our employability
Acquire employability skills through a work placement
University visit
College visit for some students
Apprenticeships fair for some students
Interview skills and mock interview day
11 Life after GCSEs Apply for college / post – 16 – write application forms
Explore post-16 options using UCAS progress and Unifrog
The labour market – update on jobs for the future
Consider universities / degree courses requirement to ensure post-16 options are relevant

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