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Our Careers Programme

Year 7

An Introduction to Careers

Our Year 7 careers program aims to help students understand the world of work and what this means to them. The activities will encourage students to look at the different career industries and the pathways that lead to them. It will also help them to start thinking about their own personal skills and what their future aspirations may be.

Year 7 Careers Support Overview

Each & Every student Autumn Term

·        Careers workshops designed to help students to discover different industries of work with an emphasis on STEM careers.

·        STEP booklet activities encouraging students to understand their personal skills and how to develop them

Spring Term

·        National Careers Week – students take part in a range of activities related to the world of work. Including completing their ‘career aspiration clouds’ for a display in school.

·        Assembly introducing careers and the support they will receive in school

·        Step Booklet activities introducing ‘The world of Work’

Summer Term

·        STEP Booklet activities based on ‘how to plan for your future’

Additional ·        Students complete written applications to apply for leadership roles within school.

·        Students will have the opportunity to meet local employers and explore job opportunities within the area in which they live (LMI)

·        Subject teachers to give students the opportunity to visit workplaces and meet employers to help them to discover different industries and make links to where subjects can take them in the future.

Year 8

Choosing the right options for me

Our Year 8 Careers program focusses on equipping students with the knowledge they need to make an informed decision about which GCSE Options they would like to choose. The activities will help them to further understand their personal skills and strengths and apply this to which subjects would help them to progress towards their future aspirations. It will also look at the ‘dos and don’ts’ when thinking about which GCSE options they would like to select.

 

Year 8 Careers Support Overview

Each & Every Autumn

·         STEP Workbook activities focused on helping students to identify their personal skills

·         Assembly linking subject options to careers and future pathways

Spring Term

·         National Careers Week – students take part in a range of activities related to the world of work. Including ‘where my subject could take me’ talks in lessons

·         Students will meet an independent careers advisor to discuss ‘career aspirations’ and ‘how to choose the right subject options for me’ in preparation for the options evening

·         STEP Workbook activities based on ‘further exploring the world of work’

Summer Term

·         STEP Workbook activities on money and budgeting to help students to understand the importance managing finances

Additional ·         Students complete written applications to apply for leadership roles within school.

·         Year 8 Options evening with all subjects to help students make choices on the subjects they would like to choose going forward into Year 9

·         Students will visit a University Campus and receive mentoring from a graduate on the Brilliant Club Program to help them to complete a university standard essay

·         Students will attend 1-2-1 mentoring with a local employer to help them to better understand the world of work and help to raise student aspirations

·         Subject teachers to give students the opportunity to visit workplaces and meet employers to help them to discover different industries and make links to where subjects can take them in the future.

Year 9

Career Discovery

Our Year 9 Careers program focusses on helping students to explore the world of work and the wide range of careers within it. The activities will aim to help students to understand different employability skills and encourage them to think about their own. Students will meet with employers and visit workplaces so they are able to experience first hand what different careers look like.

 

 

Year 9 Careers Support Overview

Each & Every Autumn Term

·        STEP Workbook activities based on behaviours in the workplace

·        Growth and mind-set workshop focussed on building students confidence and inspiring them to achieve their goals

Spring Term

·        STEP Workbook activities focussed on helping students to understand the pathways available to them when they leave school

·        Science department deliver organised STEM workshops to help students to explore careers within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math sectors. (some students to attend the Big Bang Science Fair)

Summer Term

·        STEP Workbook activities on developing personal skills

Additional ·        Students complete written applications to apply for leadership roles within school.

·        School Careers Fair- Student can meet representatives from employers, apprenticeships, College, Sixth Form and Universities

·        Subject teachers to give students the opportunity to visit workplaces and meet employers to help them to discover different industries and make links to where subjects can take them in the future.

Year 10

Post-16 and beyond

Our Year 10 careers program focuses on helping students to understand the different pathways they can take when they leave school. It is really important that students are fully informed on all the Post-16 options available to them in order to feel confident when planning in year 11.

  Year 10 Careers Support Overview
Each & Every Autumn Term

·        STEP Workbook activities looking at Employability skills and behaviours in the workplace

·        Students will meet an independent careers advisor to discuss ‘Post-16 Options’ (including exploring apprenticeships and how to apply)

Spring Term

·        STEP Workbook activities looking at Employability skills and behaviours in the workplace

·        Interview techniques: being ready for the world of work, different types of careers, changing world of work and what you can and can’t be asked in an interview.

·        Writing a Curriculum Vitae: creating a working document that can be updated in year 11

Summer Term

·        Assembly on Post-16 options = college/sixth form/apprenticeships

·        Interview Carousel Day- Interview skills and Mock Interviews

·        STEP Workbook activities looking at Post-16 Options

Additional ·        Taster days at local colleges

·        Revision Support Evening for students and parents to build students confidence in how to revise and organising their workload

·        Students complete written applications to apply for leadership roles within school.

·        Workplace experience days

·        School Careers Fair- Students/Parents can meet representatives from employers, apprenticeships, College, Sixth Form and Universities

Year 11

Planning for the future

Our Year 11 careers program focusses on equipping our students with the knowledge they need to make an informed decision about their future pathway.  Students will receive the support needed to help them decide on whether they would like to choose to study A-Levels, T-Levels, BTEC or apply for an apprenticeship. Students will also take part in activities that help to prepare them for the workplace.

  Year 11 Careers Support Overview
Each & Every Autumn Term

·        CV updating

·        Students meet the independent careers advisor on a 1-2-1 basis to complete an action plan and post-16 applications (as many as required by student)

·        Labour Market information – looking at county and national statistics and trends

·        Series of Post 16 assemblies (X, Y, Z colleges and at least one apprenticeship providers).

·        Weekly Careers advisor drop-ins

·        Complete Year 11 STEP Work Booklet during Tutor time

Spring Term

·        Weekly Careers advisor drop-ins

·        National Citizenship Service – introduction to volunteering opportunities with follow up workshops.

·        ASK Apprenticeships Assembly

Summer Term

·        CV updating

·        Weekly Careers advisor drop-ins

Additional ·        National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme in summer holidays

·        Y11 SEND transition visits to colleges

·        Revision Support Evening to build students confidence in how to revise and organising their workload

·        School Careers Fair- Students/Parents can meet representatives from employers, apprenticeships, College, Sixth Form and Universities