Careers in the Curriculum
PSHE lessons in Year 7 cover a range of Careers related topics (as part of a wider curriculum) including “What skills are?”, “Why do employers want you to have “skills”?”, “How can you develop your skills?” Students complete a “My Career Action Plan” which focuses on goals and achievements. The focus in Year 7 is broad and encourages students to learn about their interests and strengths rather than a narrow focus on specific career areas. The Year 8 program builds on this and includes research into employment law, what a CV is and how people apply for jobs. In Year 9, students research routes into specific careers that interest them. The PSHE program continues to build on previous years by looking at body language and interviews.
The Wider Curriculum
Students learn valuable employability skills through studying the various subjects of the school curriculum. There are opportunities to learn about different careers within each curriculum subject area and these are embedded in the schemes of work.