Careers Curriculum

 

Year 7 CEIAG RICH Time - Spring Term

Half Term 3

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

1

About me

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will know what a personal quality is and will evaluate their own personal qualities.

2

About school

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will discuss what they like about school and what they don't enjoy.

3

How do I learn best?

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will complete a questionnaire which will help them to understand what kind of learner they are

4

What job suits my learning style

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at which jobs are suited to which learning style.

5

What jobs interest me?

PowerPoint & workbook

students brainstorm different jobs they are interested in explain why that job appeals to them

6

What's it like to have a job?

PowerPoint & workbook

students answer questions about how much people earn, how long they work, what they would like in a job. Answers then shared to form a class discussion.

Half Term 4

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

7

Is everything equal?

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Show students the equality video before they answer the questions. Their answers should form a class discussion

8

Job Stereotypes

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at various job stereotypes

9

About Apprenticeship - National Apprenticeship Week

Video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will research and find out what an apprenticeship is and whether this is the right pathway for them. They will also look at how to find a suitable apprenticeship and what kind of skills/qualities they would need.

10

Colleges

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will explore what college is like and where to get information from.

11

What job is for me?

Kudos

Using the KUDOS program pupils will identify potential jobs

12

My future - Action plan

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will complete an action plan identifying where they see themselves in 10 years' time

 

Year 8 CEIAG RICH Time - Spring Term

Half Term 3

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

1

Why is a career important?

PowerPoint & workbook

students look at what a career is and why this is important over just having 'a job', brainstorm the benefits of a career

2

What motivates you

PowerPoint & workbook

Students discuss what might motivate people and suggest suitable jobs accordingly. Write a short paragraph about what might motivate them and why

3

Youth Unemployment

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Show students the youth unemployment video before they answer the questions. Their answers should form a class discussion

4

Jobs; dream or scream

PowerPoint & workbook

Students discuss the good/bad things about different jobs

5

What personal skills do I will need to begin KS4

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will identify what personal skills will be important to help them be successful when they start Key Stage 4. They will assess their own strengths and weaknesses. They will set targets to improve those weaknesses highlighted

6

Time Management

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at time management and strategies to improve

Half Term 4

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

7

How do I learn

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will complete a questionnaire which will help them to understand what kind of learner they are

8

What subjects are right for me?

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at how to group subjects and how to choose a range of subjects that will give them the most flexibility post 16.

9

National Apprenticeship Week

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will research and find out what an apprenticeship is and whether this is the right pathway for them. They will also look at how to find a suitable apprenticeship and what kind of skills/qualities they would need.

10

Options Booklet and PowerPoint

 

Work provided by S.Whelan

11

Options Action Plan

PowerPoint & workbook.         Parents Options Evening

Pupils will complete the action plan in workbooks to help them finalise choices

12

My Future

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will complete an action plan identifying where they see themselves in 10 years' time

 

Year 9 CEIAG RICH Time - Spring Term

 

Half Term 3

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

1

Linking options to post-16 and beyond

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at their option choices in relation to potential future career options

2

Interpersonal Skills

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will identify various interpersonal skills required for specific jobs. and look at how to improve them

3

Life Skills

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will identify life skills and look at how to improve them

4

Assessing my skills

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will assess their own personal skills strengths and weaknesses

5

Time management

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at time management and strategies to improve

6

Stress

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at causes of stress and strategies to manage it

 

 

 

 

Half Term 4

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

7

Managing Criticism

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at types of criticism and strategies to cope with it

8

Being confident

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at confidence and strategies to improve it

9

Being Assertive

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at being assertive and strategies to improve it

10

About Apprenticeships - National Apprenticeship Week

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will research and find out what an apprenticeship is and whether this is the right pathway for them. They will also look at how to find a suitable apprenticeship and what kind of skills/qualities they would need.

11

What are my choices

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will look at what career pathways are available to them when they leave school.

12

Career Development Plan

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Students create a short / medium / long term career plan

 

Year 10 CEIAG RICH Time - Spring Term

 

Half Term 3

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

1

Thinking about my future

PowerPoint & workbook

Under various headings students map out how they'd like to see their future with regard to their career/lifestyle

2

Assessing your strengths and weaknesses - matching these to a job

PowerPoint & workbook

Students identify 5 strengths and give examples of how they have demonstrated these. They then state how these strengths are relevant to job roles they may be interested in.

3

College courses

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will research what types of courses can be studied at college and which colleges they might want to apply to.  They will also look at what skills/qualities they will need.

4

Apprenticeships

PowerPoint & workbook

Pupils will research and find out what an apprenticeship is and whether this is the right pathway for them. They will also look at how to find a suitable apprenticeship and what kind of skills/qualities they would need.

5

Searching for jobs

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

list job sources, watch video then answers questions from video

6

Finding a job - job descriptions and person specifications

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Watch video, explain what is meant by job description/person specification. Answer questions on slides in RICH books

Half Term 4

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

7

Writing a job advert

PowerPoint & workbook

brainstorm what a job advert should include then students write a job advert using the job description/person specification headings

8

Applying for jobs

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

watch video, explain what a CV is/purpose of a CV. Students then complete the headings provided on the slides, this can then contribute to their CVs next year

9

Interview Questions - National apprenticeship week

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Brainstorm potential interview questions. Prepare answers to the questions given

10

Interview Skills/Tips

video clip, PowerPoint & workbook

Come up with tips/advice for somebody going on a job interview and explain why are all these things important

11

Interview Practice

PowerPoint & workbook

Using sample questions conduct practice interview with each other

12

Interview Reflection - Mock Interview week

PowerPoint & workbook

Following the mock interviews, students evaluate their performance and what they need to do differently next time

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11 RICH Time session 3 - Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)

Half-Term 1

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

1

Information, advice and guidance.

PowerPoint

Students read the descriptions of employment sectors and match with the titles. This will give students a feel for what sectors they could move into in the future. Students understand labour market information and why it is important when choosing courses.

2

Finance, Professional & Business Services

PowerPoint

Students discuss this sector and answer the questions in the booklet

3

Health & Social Care

PowerPoint

Students discuss this sector and answer the questions in the booklet

4

Advanced Manufacturing

PowerPoint

Students discuss this sector and answer the questions in the booklet

5

Education

PowerPoint

Students discuss this sector and answer the questions in the booklet

6

Creative & Digital

PowerPoint

Students discuss this sector and answer the questions in the booklet

7

Careers Advice and initial thoughts

PowerPoint & websites

Pupils will be informed of how to access Careers advice and guidance.  They will then discuss ideas for future careers and training, completing the workbook.

8

Colleges and courses research

IT access required

Go through slides, students then research colleges and answer the questions in thee workbook.

 

 

 

 

Half Term 2

 

 

Week

Topic

Resources

Overview

9

Filling out an application

Example app form

Students will complete a generic college application form to practice writing neatly in the boxes and to check it is accurate with enough detail.  This can then be used as a basis for real applications

10

Target setting

Target sheet

Students need to set themselves targets in order to achieve their post-16 aims, talk through the slides, students write their targets on to the sheet

11

Personal statements

video

Personal statement slides and video, students brainstorm what should be included before writing a draft either on paper or computer if you have access

12

Complete personal statement

Workbook

Students should finish their drafts and type up on computer

13

Introduction to CVs

Video

Using the PowerPoint and video pupils will discuss what should be on a CV.  Pupils will then write a draft CV and type it a final copy.

14

Writing a CV

Workbook

Students should finish their drafts and type up on computer

15

Interviews

video

Students will come up with a list of questions and answers that they might be asked during an interview.  They will then come up with a list of interview Do's & Don't' s