KS3 Careers Programme

An outline of our careers planning can be found below

KS3 Careers scheme

Yr 7

Learning Objectives

Students should learn to..

Gatsby reference

Timeline

Possible Activity

Student outcomes

Students will be..

Criteria

 

 

Autumn 1

 

 

(4) Describe different explanations of what careers are and how they can be developed

2

Students apply for leadership roles in the school, e.g. as School Council representatives, peer mentors

Land Ahoy

I can identify different jobs.

I can name people who carry out jobs.

I know what different roles people carry out.

I can find out about jobs that people in the local community carry out.

I can identify work places.

I can identify skills needed to carry out different roles

Exploring careers and career development

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

(4) Describe different explanations of what careers are and how they can be developed

 

Mighty Metals

I can identify meaning of enterprise/stock/profit.

I can work as a group to decide on ideas for an enterprise project.

I can complete a survey to help make a decision about which project to set up.

I can work as a group to make items to sell.

I can work out at end of enterprise project how much profit has been made.

Exploring careers and career development

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

Spring 1

 

 

Describe yourself, your strengths and preference

Be able to focus on the positive aspects of your wellbeing, progress and achievements

 

3

Towers, turrets and tunnels

Gp 1

I can identify the skills I have to carry out work tasks.

I can identify, with support, skills needed in different careers.

Gp 2

I can identify work skills I would like to develop.

 I can identify skills needed in different careers.

Self Aware

Self Determined

Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education

 

 

Spring 2

 

 

(7) Be aware of what labour market information is and how it can be useful to you

 

Scented Gardens

Gp 1

I can identify jobs involving horticultural skills.

I know what plants need to grow.

Gp 2

I can grow and look after plants independently.

I can research what different plants need in order to grow and thrive.

Students investigate opportunities for women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) industries

Understanding business structure

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

 

Summer 1

 

 

(5) Give examples of different kinds of work and why people’s satisfaction with their working lives can change

2

Gods and mortals

Gp 1

I can identify what volunteering means.

Look at the differences between volunteering and a range of careers

I can find out about volunteering opportunities in the local community.

Gp 2

I can say why I think people may volunteer.

I can find out about volunteer organisations and opportunities in local community, nationally and globally.

I can explain what benefit there is for wellbeing in volunteering for others

Investigating work and working life

 

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

 

Summer 2

 

 

(6) Give examples of different business organisational structure

 

5

Scrumdiddlyumptious

I can identify meaning of enterprise/stock/profit.

I can work as a group to decide on ideas for an enterprise project.

I can work as a group to make items to sell.

I understand the importance of advertising.

I can create promotional materials to advertise the products.

Investigating work and working life

 

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

Yr 8

Learning Objectives

Students should learn to..

Gatsby reference

Timeline

Possible Activity

Student outcomes

Students will be..

Criteria

 

 

Autumn 1

 

 

(16) Know how to prepare and present yourself well when going through a selection process

3

Burps, bottoms and bile

To name people who work in health care and identify the roles they carry out.

To listen to healthcare professionals talk about their roles.

To carry out first aid training.

I can prepare and present yourself well when going through a selection process

 

Students apply for leadership roles in the school, e.g. as School Council representatives, peer mentors

Students role play doing well in informal or unusual interview situations, e.g. being interviewed for a part-time job in a shop when the interviewer keeps breaking off to serve customers

Handling applications and interviews

Developing your career management and employability skills

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

(6) Give examples of different business organisational structure

 

(13) Show that I can manage a personal budget and contribute to household and school budgets

5

Mighty Metals

I can identify meaning of enterprise/stock/profit.

I can name different organisations and organisational structures such as profit and non-profit organisations

I can work as a group to decide on ideas for an enterprise project.

I can complete a survey to help make a decision about which project to set up.

I can work as a group to make items to sell.

I can work out at end of enterprise project how much profit has been made.

Understanding business structure

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

Spring 1

 

 

(7) Be aware of what labour market information is and how it can be useful to you

 

 

(8) Identify how to stand up to stereotyping and discrimination that is damaging to you and those around you

5

 

 

 

 

 

3

Princes, peasants and pestilence

Students investigate the features of jobs in the ‘primary’ labour market (e.g. high wages and benefits, longer lasting careers) and compare them with jobs in the secondary labour market (e.g. low wage, limited mobility within jobs and temporary careers)

I can identify meaning of enterprise/stock/profit.

I can work as a group to decide on ideas for an enterprise project.

I can use ideas from items already on the market to create an item.

I can work as a group to make items to sell.

I understand the importance of advertising.

I can create promotional materials to advertise the products.

I can create an order form and use it to identify how many products to create.

 

Investigating jobs and labour market information

 

 

Valuing equality, diversity and inclusion

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

Spring 2

 

 

(9) Be aware of the laws and bye-laws relating to young people’s permitted hours and types of employment; and know how to minimise health and safety risks to you and those around you

4

Off with her head

Identify shops and facilities in a range of towns and shopping centres.

Explore the employment of young people such as students in shops and local business/ Discuss laws of employment

Create a health and safety document

Compare towns according to facilities, shops and transport links.

Create a survey to find out people’s views on local towns.

Use results to suggest improvements to a town/ to create a “perfect” town

Learning about safe working practices and environments

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

Summer 1

 

 

(8) Identify how to stand up to stereotyping and discrimination that is damaging to you and those around you

3

Blue Abyss

I can identify areas of school and local community that need improving.

I can identify behaviours that affect the local community – e.g. littering and graffiti.

I will understand the importance of recycling.

I will understand which items can be recycled.

I will take part in arrange of activities to improve the school environment.

I understand the importance to include all members of society in community improvement

I understand how and why local government are involved in community improvement

Valuing equality, diversity and inclusion

Learning about careers and the world of work

 

 

Summer 2

 

 

(13) Show that I can manage a personal budget and contribute to household and school budgets

3

Blue Abyss Arts

I will understand which items can be recycled.

I will take part in arrange of activities to improve the school environment.

I will take part in a school school recycling arts project

Students take part in a simulation that challenges them to manage a household budget

• Students use a personal budget planner to work out a budget for the summer holidays

Developing

Developing personal financial capability

Developing your career management and employability skills

Yr 9

Learning Objectives

Students should learn to..

Gatsby reference

Timeline

Possible Activity

Student outcomes

Students will be..

Criteria

 

 

Autumn 1

 

 

10) Identify your personal networks of support, including how to access and make the most of impartial face-to-face and digital careers information, advice and guidance service

2

I can use family and friends to access advance and information and can appreciate the role of impartiality and sources of partiality. You take part in employer led activities to develop your networking skills

 

• Students create a mind map or visual representation of their networks of careers influencers and supporters

• Students produce a guide to ‘making the most of information, advice and guidance’ in their school

Making the most of careers information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)

Developing your career management and employability skills

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

11) Recognise the qualities and skills you have demonstrated both in and out of school that will help to make you employable

4,5,6

I can recognise the skills and qualities needed for the world of work through activities/experiences

 

• Students watch short video clips and identify the qualities and skills that support employability

• Students maintain a skills log recording their best demonstrations of the qualities and skills needed for employability

Preparing for employability

Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education

 

 

Spring 1

 

 

(12) Recognise when you are using qualities and skills that entrepreneurs demonstrate

4,5,6,

I can show how you are using the qualities and skills when being enterprising as part of ‘drop-down’ days, challenges, through subjects

 

• Students maintain a skills log recording their best demonstrations of the qualities and skills needed for employability

• Students gain experience of event planning by working out the programme, timings, publicity and budget for a school event such as a fashion show

 

Showing initiative and enterprise

Developing your career management and employability skills

 

 

Spring 2

 

 

(14) Know how to identify and systematically explore the options open to you at a decision point

 

 

 

 

 

2

I can make an informed decision after assessing the choices and opportunities open to you

 

• Students brainstorm the criteria they will use to compare the subjects available to them at Key Stage 4

• Students produce subject posters giving the facts about the qualifications, skills and jobs they can gain by studying particular subjects

I can research for the skills, qualifications and experience you need to discuss and where necessary negotiate your plans for the future

 

• Groups form small company teams to promote tourism in the local area. They have to negotiate their roles in the team and the main features of the campaign

• Students engage in target-setting and review activities with their tutors and subject teachers

Identifying choices and opportunities

Developing your career management and employability skills

 

 

Summer 1

 

 

(15) Know how to make plans and decisions carefully including negotiating with those who can help you get the qualifications, skills and experience you need

5

I can research for the skills, qualifications and experience you need to discuss and where necessary negotiate your plans for the future

 

• Groups form small company teams to promote tourism in the local area. They have to negotiate their roles in the team and the main features of the campaign

• Students engage in target-setting and review activities with their tutors and subject teachers

Managing changes and Transitions

Developing your career management and employability skills

 

 

Summer 2

 

 

(17) Show that I can be positive, flexible and well prepared at transition points in your life

7

• Students recall the range of experiences that they and others had when making decisions at 13+ and suggest how the lessons learnt can be applied to their decisions at 16+

• Students say what they think should be in an induction programmes for young people going into the sixth form, a college, work-based learning or an apprenticeship

Managing changes and Transitions

Developing your career management and employability skills

Key Stage 3 Learning Outcomes

1. Self-assessment, peer assessment

2. Transition from primary/middle/secondary school, understand feelings and changes to learning styles

3. Using SMSC and class discussion to talk about themselves and their interests, curriculum ‘drop down’ days, work shadowing

4. Interview staff about career paths- staff assembly

5. Interview staff about their career pathway

6. Look at businesses in a five mile radius and place into categories of small, medium and large, identify the differences, visits to local shops and libraries

7.Explain STEM subjects, links with Horticultural college and Arts college facilties

8. Understand issues of protected characteristics including race, religion, gender, age , disability

9. Personal safety, health and safety at work, roles and responsibilities, hours, impact on learning (links to SMSC/life skills edcuation)

10. Friendship groups, personal safety and social media networking(links to SMSC/life skills edcuation)

11.Attendance, punctuality, communication, motivation and professional conduct 12.Personal profile, certificates of participation/achievement, citizenship, character and resilience (links to SMSC/life skills edcuation)

13.Pocket money or savings, Personal/ household budgets/enterprise planning

14.Options process, parent evenings, subject assemblies, using the careers resource centre, careers fairs, contact with local employers

15.Use of the Real Game, citizenship type scenarios

16.Personal statement, basic CV knowledge, personal presentation tips