Careers in the Curriculum

Year 7

Being Me:  This begins the process of stduents identifying their skills, interests and personality traits.  The topic explores the links between school and future careers.

STEM Enrichment Day:  Explores different careers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


Year 8

The Real Game:  Students work through different career roles, disseminating qualifications, salaries, gross and net pay.  They also consider the reality of salaries against living expenses and dream lifestyles.

Options Assemblies:  for both students and parents.

Year 8 students will focus on KS4 options and can have support from the Careers Advisor when making appropriate subject choices GCSEs.


Year 9

Industry Day:  Students are set in groups (dressed in workwear) and are tasked with forming a company, each being allocated a set position of responsibility.  Their aim is to design, make and the market a set of products.  This includes brand name, logo, strapline, profit and loss, cash forecasting and a final presentation to a group of chief executives from the world of work.


Year 10

Preparation for Work Experience:  Year 10 students are given the opportunity to arrange their own work experience, as well as taking part in a careers event, which will develop their employability skills. Work experience provides the opportunity to gain knowledge of what employers expect, it allows students to gain skills in independence, initiative, timekeeping, team work, self-awareness and reliability. Two Week Work Placement


Year 11

Banking and Finance:  Students learn how to deal with the difficulty of budgeting, finance, dealing with debt, living expenses and personal statements.  Students will also consider future pathways through the ‘It’s your Choice’ programme, which explores vocational, apprenticeship and A Level option routes.

Year 11 are offered an individual pathway interview and will focus on their Post-16 options, while learning how to make effective transitions from KS4.  They can also request a meeting with Mrs Adamson, Careers Advisor.


6th Form

Year 12 students are given the opportunity to arrange their own work internship.  All students will also follow a progression programme which will focus on their individual Post-18 pathway.  They will also have access to a number of employer and Higher Education careers events, such as a Careers Conference, Oxbridge university trip, Leeds university undergraduate fair and National Apprenticeship workshop.  All students will be supported with their UCAS, Apprenticeship and Employment applications and CV writing.

Individual careers advice interviews are available for all Year 12 students on request.

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