KS3 – Years 7, 8 and 9
Careers education is not a priority in Year 7 as our PSHCE provision
concentrates on settling students into the school. However, they do receive one hour long
presentation, designed by Prospects.
are introduced to the world of work through the Careers Guidance Website
programme called Fast Tomato Each form
group has an hour’s lesson in which they complete 4 questionnaires that will
provide a profile to help them understand how their attributes might influence
their career and subject choices. It
has over 600 different career options.
are also given taster insights into the many different career paths through the
- Dragons’ Den activity which involves entrepreneurial skills and a visit
to the Harry Potter Studios this involves looking into the media profession and
also production skills required
- Maths Challenge
- Fast Tomato session (1 hour) this is an introduction to various career
- Play the “Real Game” in the summer term – this is a game taught across 6
lessons which puts them on a career path and teaches them about various other
careers in the community.
- Opportunity to be on “Magistrates’ Mock Trial” team, where they act out
a trail in a real Magistrates’ Court.
Year 9 begin
their work related learning programme and take part in the government backed
“Take your Daughters to Work Day”.
Students spend the day with either of their parents at their place of
work and gain their first insight into
the world of work.
are also given opportunities to participate and gain insight into the world of
work through the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
days provide other opportunities - in
the Spring term - students take part in
Forensic Science Day
Fair – a school run event, where local businesses employers, apprenticeship
providers and as many professions that we can involve are available to talk to
students and their parents about their profession. Alongside this we hold workshops where
students can talk in depth to a professional about his career.
the opportunity to be on “Magistrates’ Mock Trial” team, where they act out a
trial in a real Magistrates’ court