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CareerS programme by Year Group

Careers Programme

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 Year 7 Careers Programme

Year 7 learning outcome Describe yourself, your strengths and preferences Explain how you have benefited as a learner from career and work related learning activities and experiences Identify and make the most of your personal network of support including how to access the impartial careers information, advice and guidance that you need Know how to negotiate and make plans and decisions carefully to help you get the qualifications, skills and experience you need Recognise the qualities and skills needed for employability and provide evidence for those you have demonstrated both in and out of school PSHE lessons Autumn term Employability skills: Teamworker Employability skills: Reflective learner Employability skills: Independent enquirer and effective participant Employability skills: Self manager and creative thinker Session with the independent careers advisor Events Careers industry talks (every two weeks – see website for details of speakers) Resources Termly careers newsletter Year group specific information on Gordon’s website

 Year 8 Careers Programme

Year 8 learning outcomes Explain how you have benefited as a learner from career and work related learning activities and experiences Describe different ways of looking at people’s careers and how they develop Identify different kinds of work and why people’s satisfaction with their working lives varies Describe the organisation and structure of different types of business Be aware of what job and labour market information (LMI) is and what it can do for you Identify how to stand up to stereotyping and discrimination, which is damaging to you and those around you Be aware of the laws and by-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 Recognise when you are using the qualities and skills you need to be enterprising PSHE lessons Spring term (including one lesson delivered by the independent careers advisor) Explore careers Research labour market information Stereotyping Employment laws Independent careers guidance In half term 4, (2nd half of spring term) students in Year 8 will be able to sign up for a 1:1 careers session with the independent careers advisor (optional) Events Careers industry talks (every two weeks – details of speakers will be communicated via our Friday Schoolcomms) Resources Termly careers newsletter Year group specific information is on our website

 Year 9 Careers Programme

Year 10 learning outcomes Recognise how you are changing, what you have to offer and what’s important to you Be positive about your own story and the responsibility you are taking for your own progress, achievements and wellbeing Explain key ideas about career and careers development Explain different types of businesses, how they operate and how they measure success Find relevant job and labour market information (LMI) and know how to use it in career planning Recognise and challenge stereotyping, discrimination and other barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion, and know your rights and responsibilities in relation to these issues Build and make the most of your personal network of support including making effective use of impartial careers information, advice and guidance Show that you have acquired and developed qualities and skills to improve your employability Show that you can be enterprising in the way you learn, carry out work and plan your career Research your education, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering options including information about the best progression pathways through to specific goals Know how to make important plans and decisions carefully including how to solve problems and deal appropriately with influences on you Know your rights and responsibilities in a selection process and the strategies to use to improve your chances of being chosen Review and reflect on previous transitions to help you improve your preparation for future moves in education, training and employment PSHE lessons Five lessons in the autumn term, five lessons in the summer term Planning for work experience including Fast Tomato Applying for work experience placements Money skills personal finance, money and me, and budget battles Money skills: budget battles and managing a bank account Money skills: needs and wants Money skills: what’s on a payslip? Introduction to ‘the real game’ and budgeting ‘The real game’: budgeting ‘The real game’: after work, spin it again and close down Work experience preparation Independent careers guidance 1:1 and group interviews take place in the summer term Additional 1:1 interviews are arranged for students who opt-in to the Morrisby psychometric and aptitude profile. The purpose of this extra interview is to interpret and explain the students' personal profile and aptitudes Events Careers industry talks (every two weeks – details will be given via our Friday Schoolcomms) Careers speed dating (see website calendar for date) Work Experience week Psychometric and aptitude tests (optional, see website calendar for date) Surrey Opportunities Fair (by invitation only, see website calendar for date) Resources Termly careers newsletter Year group specific information on Gordon’s website Work experience database (students can access this through Gordon's PSHE teachers or careers team) www.fasttomato.com www.realgame.co.uk www.barclayslifeskills.com www.plotr.co.uk Students taking the psychometric tests also have access to www.morrisby.com

 Year 11 Careers Programme

Year 11 learning outcomes Recognise how you are changing, what you have to offer and what’s important to you Be positive about your own story and the responsibility you are taking for your own progress, achievements and wellbeing Review and reflect upon how you have benefited as a learner from careers and work-related learning activities and experiences Explain how work is changing and how this impacts on people’s satisfaction with their working lives Be aware of your responsibilities and rights as a student, trainee or employee for following safe working practices Show that you can manage your own money, understand personal financial documents and know how to access financial support for further study and training Research your education, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering options including information about the best progression pathways through to specific goals Know how to make important plans and decisions carefully including how to solve problems and deal appropriately with influences on you PSHE lessons One lesson in autumn term, five lessons in summer term Work Experience review - Barclays Life Skills: Sell yourself CV writing Barclays Life Skills: Applications that work Barclays Life Skills: CV surgery Barclays Life Skills: Interview skills workshop Barclays Life Skills: Internet and email skills workshop Independent careers guidance Any student requiring further guidance will receive 1:1 support in the autumn term while post-16 choices are made (this will have been communicated to them in the summer term of Y10) Events Careers industry talks (every two weeks – details will be communicated via our Friday Schoolcomms) Surrey Opportunities Fair (by invitation only, see website calendar for date) Resources Termly careers newsletter Year group specific information on our website www.barclayslifeskills.com “It’s your choice” magazine

 Year 12 Careers Programme

Year 12 learning outcomes Be proactive in taking part in career and work-related learning activities and assessing the benefits to you as a learner Explain the impact of changing career processes and structures on people’s experience and management of their own career development Recognise the personal, social and economic value of different kinds of work and be critically aware of key debates about the future of work Explain how what businesses do, the way they operate and the way they measure success is changing Draw conclusions from researching and evaluating relevant job and labour market information (LMI) to support your future plans Reflect critically on the ethical, legal and business case for equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the implications of your behaviour and others Recognise different levels of risk and understand your responsibilities and rights as a student, trainee or employee for observing safe working practices Develop and make the most of your personal network of support and show that you are a proactive and discerning user of impartial careers information, advice and guidance Develop and apply enterprising qualities and skills in your approach to learning, work and career planning Research and evaluate progression pathways and return on investment for the many opportunities open to you; higher and further education, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering Know how to make career enhancing plans and decisions Independent Careers Guidance 1:1 interviews take place in the summer and autumn terms to take students through their psychometric profile Events Careers speed dating (see website for dates) Careers industry talks (every two weeks – details will be given via our Friday Schoolcomms) Morrisby psychometric and aptitude tests (see website for dates) Work Experience (see website for dates) Resources Termly careers newsletter Year group specific information on our website

 Year 13 Careers Programme

Year 13 learning outcomes Assess how you are changing and be able to match your skills, interests and values to requirements and opportunities in learning and work Create positive accounts of your own story emphasising the responsibility you are taking for managing your own progress, achievement and wellbeing Explain what you are doing to improve your employability and to meet the expectations of employers and co-workers Develop your personal financial capability to improve the decisions you make that affect your everyday living, further study, training and work Know how to prepare for, perform well in, and learn from a selection processes Know how to develop and use the strategies you will need to cope with the challenge of managing your career transitions Events Careers industry talks (every two weeks – details will be communicated via our Friday Schoolcomms) CV checking service Independent careers guidance Students will have been seen in Year 12 but any students requiring further support can see Mark Anderson, our Independent Careers Advisor, for a regular 1:1 Autumn term All students have a 1:1 careers guidance interview to go through their personal psychometric and aptitude profile Students who need more support will have monthly 1:1 meetings with the careers councillor Resources Termly careers newsletter Year group specific information on our website Notes: These careers learning outcomes are taken from the ACEG Framework 2012 (Association for Careers Education and Guidance) and are regarded as best practice for schools to achieve These careers learning outcomes are taken from the ACEG Framework 2012 (Association for Careers Education and Guidance) and are regarded as best practice for schools to achieve These careers learning outcomes are taken from the ACEG Framework 2012 (Association for Careers Education and Guidance) and are regarded as best practice for schools to achieve ‘The real game’ is web-based simulation software that allows students to experiment with different careers/ different salaries, and different lifestyle choices to see what impact it has on their budget and work-life balance Fast Tomato is software produced by Morrisby (the same organisation who produce psychometric and aptitude tests). It takes students through a series of questionnaires and gives them career suggestions based on their responses. It also provides detailed information on these careers including what qualifications they would need. Launchpad is software produced by Cascaid (the company who also produces Kudos and other well known careers guidance products): It allows students to explore different GCSE subjects and which careers these would link to. It also gives information about these careers and what choices of A Level and other qualifications they would need. These careers learning outcomes are taken from the ACEG Framework 2012 (Association for Careers Education and Guidance) and are regarded as best practice for schools to achieve Fast Tomato is software produced by Morrisby (the same organisation who produce psychometric and aptitude tests). It takes students through a series of questionnaires and gives them career suggestions based on their responses. It also provides detailed information on these careers including what qualifications they would need. We are using resources produced by Barclays Life Skills: students can qualify for a work placement at Barclays by achieving 250 points. They need to register at www.barclayslifeskills.com ‘The real game’ is web-based simulation software that allows students to experiment with different careers with different salaries, and different lifestyle choices to see what impact it has on their budget and work-life balance These careers learning outcomes are taken from the ACEG Framework 2012 (Association for Careers Education and Guidance) and are regarded as best practice for schools to achieve We are using resources produced by Barclays Life Skills: students can register at www.barclayslifeskills.com for other resources These careers learning outcomes are taken from the ACEG Framework 2012 (Association for Careers Education and Guidance) and are regarded as best practice for schools to achieve These careers learning outcomes are taken from the ACEG Framework 2012 (Association for Careers Education and Guidance) and are regarded as best practice for schools to achieve