Careers Programme

Careers Personal Development Programme Key Stage 3

Bideford College Careers Curriculum Outline for Key Stage 3

Topic OutlineOutcome - Pupils will learn
Year 7
1. Helping with Transition
2. Introduction to CEIAG

1. Job roles within school to explore who can help
2. Year 7 Future Pathways questionnaire to identify talents, interests and areas of development
Year 8
1. Skills for employability

1. Recognising individual talents, skills and abilities and barriers which need to be overcome, whilst examining which skills are required for different job
Year 9
1. Skills within the workplace
2. Good communication skills
3. Gender stereotyping within society
4. Planning for Options
5. Successful behaviours

1. Exploring work enterprise skills within the work place
2. Recognising the importance of developing and using good non-verbal and verbal communication skills.
3. Recognising the difference between facts and beliefs and the importance of checking the accuracy of facts. Equal opportunities legislation will be explored and facts that ambitions should be based on ability and interests and not stereotypes of traditional men’s/women’s jobs
4. Thinking and planning ahead to explore how option choices can link to future pathways
5. Understanding the successful behaviours which can be developed and how they help with success
Topic OutlineOutcome - Pupils will learn:
Year 7
1. Careers linked to my favourite lessons
2. Careers Fayre planning
3. Apprenticeship week 8 – 14 February 2021
4. Careers Week 1 – 5 March 2021

1. Exploring favourite lessons and potential pathways they can lead to in the future
2. Looking at local labour market information to recognise local opportunities and employers
3. Teachers to discuss apprenticeships in lessons
4. Incorporating different careers’ activities into lessons
Year 8
1. Careers linked to my favourite lessons
2. Careers Fayre planning
3. Apprenticeship week 8 – 14 February 2021
4. Careers Week 1 – 5 March 2021

1. Exploring favourite lessons and potential pathways they can lead to in the future
2. Looking at local labour market information to recognise local opportunities and employers
3. Teachers to discuss apprenticeships in lessons
4. Incorporating different careers’ activities into lessons
Year 9
1. Careers linked to my favourite lessons
2. Careers Fayre planning
3. Apprenticeship week 8 – 14 February 2021
4. Careers Week 1 – 5 March 2021
5. Careers Pilot

1. Exploring favourite lessons and potential pathways they can lead to in the future
2. Looking at local labour market information to recognise local opportunities and employers
3. Teachers to discuss apprenticeships in lessons
4. Incorporating different careers’ activities into lessons
5. Using an online careers platform to obtain up to date careers information and pathways
Topic OutlineOutcome - Pupils will learn:
Year 7
1. Skills for life and work
2. Individual skills

1. Exploring what is work and identifying different types of jobs and future plans to look at successful roles and skills required for life
2. What skills have I acquired, recognising achievements and how they can help in the future
Year 8
1. Future pathways and options
2. Finance life skills: savings, loans and debts

1. What is next after school? Looking at different progression routes and jobs. Opportunities within the local area and further afield
2. Examining how work can impact on Financial life
Year 9
1. Britain’s democracy

1. Developing an insight into the working democracy and the democratic systems within Britain

 

Careers Personal Development Programme Key Stage 4

Bideford College Careers Curriculum Outline for Key Stage 4

Topic OutlineOutcome - Pupils will learn:
Year 10
1. Developing teamwork skills
2. Planning ahead
3. Employment and employee rights
4. Work Experience

1. Recognising the importance of team work and issues connected to working within a team and how they can be overcome
2. Looking at life after Bideford College and discussing Post 16 options such as Sixth Form, Petroc, Apprenticeships, A Levels, T Levels, BTEC, Employment
3. Identifying what employment and employee rights are and how to manage situations which impact rights in the work place
4. Work Experience Assembly to explain Bideford College’s work experience programme
Year 11
1. Life after Year 11
2. Diary for applying for the next steps
3. Sixth Form Assembly
4. Developing teamwork skills
5. Study Skills

1. Year 11 Future Pathways questionnaire to look at future plans and destinations. Extra guidance and personal guidance interviews offered to students who feel they require extra help
2. Looking at becoming organised with regards to applying for further education by identifying application deadlines and creating a revision timetable
3. Information with regards to continuing studies within Bideford College Sixth Form
4. Recognising the importance of team work and issues connected to working within a team and how they can be overcome
5. Developing time management skills to learn how to effectively time manage and understand the benefits of managing time
Topic OutlineOutcome - Pupils will learn:
Year 10
1. Careers linked to my favourite lessons
2. Careers Fayre planning
3. Apprenticeship week 8 – 14 February 2021
4. Careers Week 1 – 5 March 2021

5. Work Experience Preparation
6. Introduction to Bideford College Sixth Form

1. Exploring favourite lessons and potential pathways they can lead to in the future
2. Looking at local labour market information to recognise local opportunities and employers
3. Teachers to discuss apprenticeships in lessons.
4. Incorporating different careers’ activities into lessons
5. Researching into potential work experience placements, writing letters, curriculum vitae, application skills
6. Sixth Form assembly to provide information about continuing education at Bideford College’s Sixth Form
Year 11
1. Careers linked to my favourite lessons
2. Careers Fayre planning
3. Apprenticeship week 8 – 14 February 2021
4. Careers Week 1 – 5 March 2021

1. Exploring favourite lessons and potential pathways they can lead to in the future
2. Looking at local labour market information to recognise local opportunities and employers
3. Teachers to discuss apprenticeships in lessons
4. Incorporating different careers’ activities into lessons
Topic OutlineOutcome - Pupils will learn:
Year 10
1. Life after Bideford College
2. Interview techniques
3. Work Experience
4. Verbal communication
5. Finance and budgeting

1. Assembly and information given by Petroc with regards to the provision of courses available after Year 11
2. Looking at how people portray themselves, considering first impressions and social media profiles
3. All students will be expected to take part in work experience to learn about the world of work and to acquire new skills and experiences
4. Exploring how to develop effective verbal communication
5. Exploring how money can be earnt and used to budget within life
Year 11
1. Study Skills

1. Personal revision for examinations

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