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Our careers programme is an integral part of our whole school curriculum. We invest significant time in this provision and are proud of the opportunities our students have to learn about next steps and engage with local employers and training providers. The success of our careers programme is highlighted in our destination data which is consistently above national averages.

Apprenticeships

If you are interested in starting work and are keen to learn some skills and gain qualifications, then an apprenticeship could be the right option for you. On an apprenticeship, you study for qualifications while working and you will learn the skills you need for the job are doing.

To start an apprenticeship must be 16 or over, eligible to work in the UK, and not in full-time education. There are different levels of apprenticeships for young people with average GCSE grades through to those with A levels or an Advanced Diploma.

We believe it is essential that students find out what they are really interested in, and what opportunities await them beyond secondary education. Having something to aim for increases their motivation, so that they become more focused and determined to succeed. Throughout their time at Stokesley School every student will have visited a number of colleges, universities, workplaces, experience days and careers fairs. They will also acquire important skills including interview techniques and CV writing. In years 10 and 12 all students will take up a work experience placement as part of our careers programme.

Having some knowledge of the labour market as well as the skills and attributes that employers, training providers and universities are looking for, gives our students a fantastic head start.

Apprenticeship benefits

There are lots of benefits to doing an apprenticeship. You can learn while you earn and in a way that is best suited to you. As an apprentice you will:

  • earn a salary get paid holidays
  • be paid while attending college
  • receive training and gain qualifications
  • potentially be able to progress to degree level

How does it work?

Apprenticeship training can typically take between one and five years to complete (the minimum being 12 months.), but the length of an apprenticeship depends on its level, the industry and level of skill already possessed.

Training takes place in the workplace, but you will also spend some time at a local college or another learning provider. Apprentices are taken on directly by employers and work alongside other employees.

These are real jobs like any other non-apprenticeship job so they have to apply to an employer and compete against other applicants. Entry requirements vary depending on the level of the apprenticeship and the nature of the job.

Apprenticeships are amazing 

Explore a wide range of inspirational and informative resources, everything you need to know about apprenticeships whether you’re a parent, teacher or thinking of becoming an apprentice yourself.

Apprenticeship Levels

Knowing what level apprenticeships you can or should be applying for can be confusing. The level of apprenticeship you can apply for depends on what qualifications you have, and there are plenty of options for progression once you have completed your chosen apprenticeship. Below is a breakdown of each level, and a little bit about what apprenticeships entail.

 All Apprenticeships

All apprenticeships are focused around work based learning, with formal and theoretical learning taking place through college or a private training company. They can take between 1-4 years to complete. The majority of your time will be spent working with the employer, and some at college or with a training provider. To start an apprenticeship, you must be age 15 or older and no longer in full time education. You must also not already have a qualification at level 4 or above.

  • On completing an apprenticeship, you will gain:
  • A technical certificate that demonstrates achievement of skills and knowledge related to the wider industry.
  • An NVQ or competency qualification showing they can perform well in their profession.
  • A range of transferable skills including English, maths, ICT, teamwork and problem solving.
  • Employer rights and responsibilities (ERR) demonstrating knowledge of employment related legislation and health and safety.

Intermediate Apprenticeships (Level 2)

Level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes. To be accepted for an intermediate apprenticeship you need to be enthusiastic, keen to learn and have a reasonable standard of education.

After completing an intermediate apprenticeship, your options include:

  • Moving into full time employment in the company you completed your apprenticeship with.
  • Applying for jobs related to your intermediate apprenticeship qualification.
  • Or progressing onto an advanced apprenticeship with a new or existing employer.

Level 2 (Intermediate Apprenticeships) can include:

       GCSEs grades A*–C

       BTEC First Diplomas and Certificates

       OCR Nationals

       Key Skills Level 2

       NVQs at Level 2

 Advanced Apprenticeships (Level 3)

Advanced apprenticeships are equivalent to 2 A-level passes. To be accepted you should have 5 GCSEs or more, or have completed an intermediate (level 2) apprenticeship.

After completing an advanced apprenticeship your options include:

  • Moving into full time work with your existing employer.
  • Applying for jobs related to your level 3 qualification.
  • Gaining a degree level qualification.
  • Or progressing onto a higher apprenticeship with a new or existing employer.

Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeships) can include:

  •        A Levels
  •        Advanced Extension Awards
  •        GCE in applied subjects
  •        International Baccalaureate
  •        Key Skills Level 3
  •        NVQs at Level 3
  •        BTEC Diplomas, Certificates and Awards
  •        BTEC Nationals
  •        OCR Nationals

Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4/5)

Level 4 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree. To be accepted you should have a level 3 qualification, such as A-levels, or have completed an advanced apprenticeship.

After completing a higher apprenticeship your options include:

  • Studying for a degree at university.
  • Progressing onto a degree level apprenticeship (only for qualifications such as aerospace engineering and product design and development).
  • Moving into full time work with your existing employer.
  • Finding a new job related to your qualification.
  • Working freelance or self employed in your chosen career path.

Level 4+ (Higher Apprenticeships) can include:

  •        NVQs at Level 4
  •        BTEC Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards
  •        Foundation Degrees
  •        Honours Degrees and more

What is the National Minimum Wage for an apprentice?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations depend on your age, but there is also a special rate for apprentices who are under the age of 19 or are in the first year of their apprenticeship. The table below summarises the position.

Age From 1 April 2018 (current)

Rate per hour

From 1 April 2017

Rate per hour

25 and over (National Living  Wage) £7.83 £7.50

21 and over £7.38 £7.05

18 to 20 £5.90 £5.60

Under 18 £4.20 £4.05

Apprentice

(all apprentices under age 19 AND any apprentice, regardless of age, in first year of  apprenticeship)

£3.70 £3.50

From 1 April 2016 the National Living Wage must be paid to employees aged 25 and older except for those who are in the first year of their apprenticeship. The NMW rates will apply to workers aged below 25 or in their first year of an apprenticeship.

You can find information on the NMW of earlier years on the GOV.UK website.

Search for an Opportunity – Right Now!

If you would like to begin your search for an Apprenticeship opportunity right now, remember you can start an apprenticeship at any time of year, you don’t have to wait until the start of a new academic year. On this site you can create your own account and apply online instantly (you may need to upload your CV), alternatively you can get text alerts when new opportunities come available which match your search criteria.

www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

Having trouble finding an apprenticeship opportunity that is right for you?

You could contact local training providers, who train apprentices in various sectors.

http://www.tvwbl.net/

 

Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

Possibly an alternative to University?  

The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships – can answer all the questions you might have.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeship

Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeship Opportunities can be hard to find!  Begin your search here ( LINK below) a listing of the higher and degree vacancies available in the UK with a variety of apprenticeship employers. If you are interested in a job role, click the link to apply or submit an expression of interest.  Remember also, that contacting prospective employers directly can be the best way to find a position.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeship-vacancies

Wheels 2 Work

At the age of 16 it may be difficult to get to your place of work, help is at hand!

Wheels 2 Work is a moped loan scheme, helping people get to work, apprenticeships, or training, where no other form of transport is available.

Eligible candidates receive a moped after they have completed the compulsory basic training (CBT).

https://hambletoncommunityaction.org/our-services/wheels-2-work/

Career Award

Stokesley School awarded ‘Champion School’ status by National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) has awarded Bronze ‘Champion School’ status to Stokesley School. The award has been given to those schools which have exceeded expectations in student recruitment year upon year.

 

About NCS

NCS is a government backed programme established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. 

By bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens.

NCS is open to 16 and 17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland, regardless of circumstances or additional needs. The two to four week programme, which takes place in school holidays, includes outdoor team-building exercises, a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’, a community-based social action project and an end of programme celebration event. NCS focuses on three core principles of social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility, all of which have benefits not just to the participants but to communities and society as a whole.

 

The facts:

  • Almost 400,000 young people have taken part to date
  • NCS graduates receive a certificate which is Nationally recognised and signed by the Prime Minister
  • NCS counts towards your UCAS application
  • More than seven million hours of community action have been completed
  • For every £1 spent, NCS delivers up to £2.42 of benefits back to society
  • It costs participants just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.

To find out more visit: NCSyes.co.uk Or contact: j.harrison-henry@stokesleyschool.org

Careers Guidance

Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of each individual student, promoting self-awareness and personal development. Each student will receive current and relevant information to enable informed decisions and future choices. All information will be delivered impartially and differentiated to suite specific needs.  Each student will also have access to confidential, personalised careers guidance.

The Stokesley School Careers Programme LINK will promote the following to all students:

  • Self development through employability and enterprise education – planning & managing own future
  • Raising aspirations and awareness of all available options at each transitional point.
  • Learning about Careers and the world of work
  • Developing career management, employability and enterprise skills
  • Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes.

For further information about Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Stokesley School – please see the Careers Policy >> Coming Soon <<

All students are able to request a one-to-one Careers Interview in school, please contact Mrs Harrison-Henry  j.harrison-henry@stokesleyschool.org

Training Providers can access our students for the purpose of giving them information about their education offer. This complies with legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. For more information, please see our Provider Access Policy >> here <<

A Guide for parents/guardians – Everything you need to support your child through further and higher education and into employment.

This guide aims to ensure you have information at your fingertips about some of the key elements, including:

  • The main options and qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship and Traineeship as a route to success.
  • The importance of skills and qualifications.
  • How jobs are changing.

https://www.worldskillsuk.org/directions/careers-advice-resources/careers-advice-guides-and-resources/a-guide-for-parents

National Apprenticeships Service – Parents Pack

Parent-Pack-September-1

Thinking about your Future

This booklet is a really useful guide to options for young people, choosing GCSE subjects,  leaving school and entering Further Education and also for those entering Higher Education. It offers guidance on choosing subjects at GCSE and explains in simple terms what pathways are available at each stage of education. >> Click to read<<

U-Explore START

Every student has a login for U-explore START, which can be accessed via the link above – either at school or at home.

This software will help you to explore the world of work, help you decide which subjects to study at GCSE and beyond.  By creating your own profile, a list of job roles specifically matched to your personal skills & qualities, likes & dislikes will be produced for you to explore further.  With lots of videos of local people in each sector to explain more about what different jobs are really like.

An introduction to U-Explore START for students at Key Stage 3.

Psychometric Testing https://icould.com/buzz/

Makes you think about your own personal skills and qualities and helps you decide which career would suit you best.

A Quick test to find out what sort of person you are and which job role might suit you best.  

LMI  (Labour Market Information)

What exactly is LMI ? 

 Click to open LMI Careerometer

LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. The Widget enables you to compare various job roles/pay/availability etc. 

This is information about the availability of jobs in your area or nationally,  in the form of statistics and data and sometimes presented in graphs or tables – it will help you answer questions like ;

  • What is the likelihood of getting a particular job at the end of this course?
  • What is the competition for places on a specific course or training programme?
  • What type and level of qualification are employers looking for?
  • What jobs are available locally?
  • What earnings can I expect?
  • What are the chances of career progression in . . . ?
  • Where will I be able to find work as . . . ?

‘Shape Your Future’ published by The National Careers Service- Yorkshire & the Humber, provides LMI in an easily accessible form- showing which sectors are growing or shrinking, what skills are in demand when thinking about future career, training and study plans.

 LMI in the Tees Valley Industry specific profiles:

 

 

Document Title

Advanced Manufacturing and engineering - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf

Chemical and process industries - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf

Construction - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf

Creative and digital - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf

Health and Life Sciences - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf

Subsea, marine & offshore - great reasons to build your career in the north east.pdf

 

Stokesley School Alumni Association

Calling all EX- Stokesley School Students!

You are invited to join the Stokesley School Alumni Association.

We would like to stay in contact with you as you embark on the next phase of your learning journey and as your future career develops.  By joining our Alumni you can remain part of our school community and be proud to be associated with Stokesley School. We may call upon you to participate in future events by sharing your experiences and successes with younger students.

If you would like to join, please contact :  Mrs Harrison-Henry alumni@stokesleyschool.org

Business Links

We are delighted to invite you to register with the Stokesley School Business Links Network.

Our aim is to engage with local businesses and professionals, so that we can work together on Careers Related activities, both inside and outside of school – thus enriching, educating and most importantly inspiring our students – your potential future workforce.

We have put together a database of members, who are willing to participate in a variety of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) events across the academic year. Just let us know how to contact you and how often, as well as which types of activities you are happy to get involved in, we will keep you updated with all our up and coming events and share news stories with you throughout the year.

What are the benefits to your Company?

Helping to secure a skilled future workforce – a way of ensuring young people develop the skills your company will need in the future.

Positive contribution to company profile -enhancing community and professional relations.

Employee personal & professional development – developing many core competencies, increasing job satisfaction, staff morale, retention and motivation also developing business relevant skills- communication, adaptability, influencing and negotiating.

Challenging stereotypes -by presenting positive, diverse role models in schools and colleges, companies can help address the under representation of some groups.

What are the benefits to the School?

Up-to-date careers information for young people, including Labour Market Information, making students aware of the wide range of career options available to them and the massive diversity of businesses on our own doorstep.

Linking curriculum subjects to employment sectors- activities to support the curriculum and demonstrating how each subject area is relevant in different industry contexts.

Development of employability skills – via interview preparation, mock interviews or work experience.

Building confidence and ambition in students– through encounters with employers and work places we can bring learning to life and inspire students with real-life stories of educational and employment progression.

Whether you would like to register with our Business Links Network as part of your business/company or as a professional in your own right, please complete the form below with relevant/appropriate

PUPIL ENTITLEMENT:

All pupils Y7-Y13 are entitled to
Access and inclusion in a stable careers programme providing information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point, including opportunity to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities.
To meet and listen to a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education & apprenticeships – this may be via events organised in school, FE/ HE visits, assemblies, group discussions and taster events.

CAREERS GUIDANCE:

Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of each individual student, promoting self-awareness and personal development. Each student will receive current and relevant information to enable informed decisions and future choices. All information will be delivered by qualified professionals, impartially and differentiated to suite specific needs. Each student will also have access to confidential, personalised careers guidance.
The Stokesley School Careers Programme will promote the following to all students:
Self development through employability and enterprise education – planning & managing own future
Raising aspirations and awareness of all available options at each transitional point.
Learning about Careers and the world of work
Developing career management, employability and enterprise skills
Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes.

PARTNERSHIPS:

The Careers Programme is enhanced through our links with several partners: YNYER LEP (York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership), Tees Valley Combined Authority, NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership), CEC (Careers & Enterprise Company), JobCentre Plus and TVLN (Tees Valley Learning Providers Network) and others. Facilitated also by our own ‘Stokesley School Alumni Association’ and ‘The Stokesley School Business Links Network’ facilitating a wide range of activities which make students’ learning ‘real’. We aim to expand and improve our links with local employers whose involvement takes many forms – providing work experience/work shadowing placements, workplace visits, professional mentors, mock interviews and taking part in careers fairs, information events and careers speed networking.

If your business or local group would like to know more, please contact : Mrs J Harrison-Henry, Careers Leader.

Email: j.harrison-henry@stokesleyschool.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Provider Access Policy (LINK)

Careers Education Policy (LINK)

Stokesley School CEIAG improvement plan 2019-2020 (Link)
To get involved in CEIAG activities or for further information please contact –
Stokesley School Careers Leader ; Mrs J Harrison-Henry email: j.harrison-henry@stokesleyschool.org

Senior Leader – Careers : Mrs P Knapper

Year 7 Careers Programme

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

 

YEAR 7

Embedded

PSHE(Learning for Life)- Topics include: Individuals & Friendship, Self-Esteem, Bullying, Rules & Fairness, Punishments & Sanctions, Rights & Responsibilities

PSHE (Learning for Life)- Topics include: Risky Behaviours, Community Awareness

PSHE (Learning for Life)- Global Citizens

YEAR 7 – Additional

(subject to change)

‘Bring it On ! North East Exhibition for Young Engineers’ (limited places) – held at Sunderland Stadium Light, inspiring young people into STEM careers. 

*October 10th 2019

Introduction to U-Explore START: students will explore & establish their suitability for careers and identify & understand why each subject is important for their future. – by completing a series of modules either in school or at home.

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ – (STEM) competing with other local schools

(limited places)

 *2020 date to be confirmed

Guest Speakers (in class) and Assemblies linking curriculum subjects to Careers can take place throughout the year.

CURRICULUM SPECIFIC

Geography:* How TNCs work at a global scale, relocate for cheap labour.  Explore exploitation of workers & workers’ rights

English: ‘Who am I?’ – identifying personal skills/qualities & relating to employability skills. Career research, writing personal profile, covering letter & mock interview

Creative Arts:(Art)

*Research on Artists’ careers (throughout the year)

ICT:

Topic -Spreadsheets-ICT in society – use of spreadsheets in different types of businesses & sectors/job roles including finance, public sectors, supermarkets etc. 

Technology: Understanding Industry and skills employers require – introduction to jigs & formers to improve accuracy of work.

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

Inspirational videos featuring famous chefs & other roles in the sector

(throughout the year)

Maths: UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) – a national competition which pits the best mathematicians in the school against the best across the country- with discussions on how maths is essential in successful careers. (throughout the year)

 

Year 8 Programme

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

 

YEAR 8

Embedded

PSHE (Learning for Life)– Topics include: Young people & The Law, Crime & Consequences

‘Careers Enrichment Day’ – carousel of assorted workshops/activities etc 

  *Thursday 30th January 2020 

PSHE (Learning for Life)– topics include: Risky Behaviours

Activities to explore and assist with Options Choices.

(to be done in subject lessons) may include guest speaker/presentation, short films and learning from LMI – followed by discussion

PSHE (Learning for Life)– Topics include: Consequences of Crime, Communities, Self Esteem, Body Image

YEAR 8 – Additional

(subject to change)

Guest speakers from education/training providers Alumni & professional mentors in curriculum areas (throughout the year)

U-Explore: Students understand the factors important to making informed decisions including learning style and career aspirations – by completing a series of modules either in school or at home.

‘Women in Engineering’ – educational visit, investing career opportunities in STEM for girls

(limited spaces)

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ – STEM competition against local schools

(limited spaces)

  • 2020 date to be confirmed

‘Faraday Challenge’ –  National Technology competition

(limited spaces)

*2020 Date to be confirmed.

CURRICULUM SPECIFIC

Geography: *Carbon Trading Game- learning about business & enterprise.(whole year group)

 

Creative Arts:(Art)

*Research on Artists’ careers (throughout the year)

English: development of oracy and interpersonal skills to build self confidence in delivering information and opinions in group situations e.g. mock interviews

History: * Slavery – exploring equality,diversity & inclusion

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

Inspirational videos featuring famous chefs & other roles in the sector

(throughout the year)

English: developing self-awareness, self-determination & self-improvement

(throughout the year)

Maths: UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) – a national

History: *Entrepreneurship – learning about showing initiative & enterprise

*Factory Acts – exploring safe working practice and environments, workers rights ‘then & now’.

ICT: Topic – Game Making, HTML- Links to job roles in the creative industry, games designer & web designers etc.

Year 9 Programme

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

 

YEAR 9

Embedded

‘Careers & Further Education Fair’ – held in school. Marketplace of FE Colleges and Apprenticeship Training Providers, incl. Employers and serving Apprentices.

*Thursday October 24th 2019

PSHE (Learning for Life) – Risky Behaviours

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

‘GCSE Options Evening’ – for students & parents, with presentation linking subject choices to future career aspirations. Guidance & discussions in each subject area to assist in decision making.

‘Careers Enrichment Day’ – carousel of assorted workshops/activities etc 

(to be confirmed) – but which may include- ‘Careers Speed Networking’ – talking to professionals in various employment sectors about their role and routes into it.

  • Friday 31st  January 2020 

PSHE (Learning for Life) – Mental Health & Wellbeing, Global Citizens

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

PSHE (Learning for Life) – Relationships

Guest speakers from education/training providers, Alumni & professional mentors in curriculum areas – promoting discussion and driving ambition. (throughout the year)

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

YEAR 9 – Additional

(subject to change)

‘Te

National Apprenticeship Show at Harrogate Showground 

  • 8th October 2019

 ‘STEM – Jobs for the Girls’

Careers Fair and Interactive Workshops/presentations

(limited spaces/ girls only)

U-Explore: Students build a picture of their career aspirations and subject choices as well as start to evidence & understand key skills – by completing a series of modules either in school or at home.

 

‘Choose Your Future!’ – Teesside University, exploring study and career options.

(limited spaces) 

*2020 date to be confirmed

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ – competing with other local schools

(limited places)  

*2020 date to be confirmed

‘Women in Engineering’ – educational visit, investing career opportunities in STEM for girls

(limited spaces)

*2020 date to be confirmed

Hello World! – Inspiring Girls into careers in IT @ Teesside University (limited spaces) 

  • 2020 date to be confirmed

U-Explore: Students find out about how curriculum subjects link to careers, look at LMI relating to job roles, also what to study & where to study – by completing a series of modules either in school or at home.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

History; 

Women in Wartime Topic – valuing equality, diversity & inclusion

Creative Arts:(Music Option)

*Project on the Music Industry-organisation, presentation and management

BRIDGE:(Vocational Learning Option)

*Citizenship, Personal Identity (skills & qualities), personal finance, equality & diversity + additional topics throughout the year

ICT:

A variety of different units all linked to either jobs in Computing, programming, ICT jobs in all sectors and Creative iMedia for budding designers & artists.

Technology: Understanding Industry – Video links to industrial practice. E.g. vacuum forming, packaging – understanding legislation and branding,

Creative Arts: (Drama option)

*Theatre Trips and study of Actors’ careers (could be during any term)

Technology: Presentation & Discussion ‘where this could lead..’ linking all technology subjects to possible careers.

 

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

Inspirational videos featuring famous chefs & other roles in the sector

(throughout the year)

English: Literature (poetry, novels, plays) is used to examine the value of equality, diversity and inclusion.

(across the whole year)

Maths:  UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust)–National Maths Challenge, only the best mathematicians are selected to compete – with discussions on maths in careers.

Creative Arts: (Art Option)

*Study of Artists’ careers & gallery trips (could be during any term)

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

Guest Speakers from local Hospitality Establishments- talk about job roles, the industry & entrepreneurship and judge students’ events. (throughout the year)

English: Development of oracy and interpersonal skills to build self confidence in delivering information and opinions in group situations e.g. mock interviews

ICT: 

*Cover Letter/email for applications, CV writing

*Coding Careers-exploring careers where ICT/Computing is essential.

 

Year 10 Programme

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

 

YEAR 10

Embedded

‘Careers & Further Education Fair’ – held in school. Marketplace of FE Colleges and Apprenticeship Training Providers, incl. Employers and serving Apprentices.

*Thursday October 24th 2019

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

U-Explore:

*Students explore post 16 options, linking to preferred learning style and career aspirations.

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

Guest speakers from education/training providers, Alumni & professional mentors in curriculum areas – promoting discussion and driving ambition. (throughout the year)

YEAR 10 – Additional

(subject to change)

National Apprenticeship Show at Harrogate Showground 

  • 8th October 2019

Employability Workshops : CV writing, employability skills and successful applications (limited spaces)

Assemblies and/or short films & group discussion in class- regarding Post 16 progression (throughout year)

U-Explore: 

*Students explore post 16 options, linking to preferred learning style and career aspirations.- by completing a series of modules either in school or at home.

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ – competing with other local schools

(limited places)

*Thursday 21st March 2019

‘Visits to local FE Colleges’ – with tours of facilities & overview of courses.

Mock Interviews – providing meaningful encounters with local employers, employees and apprentices.(whole year group)

*27th February 2019

Guest speakers from education/training providers, Alumni & professional mentors in curriculum areas – promoting discussion and driving ambition. (throughout the year)

‘GOV.UK Find an Apprenticeship Workshop’ – guidance on creating an account, using the site to search and apply for opportunities 

‘A Day in Business’ – work shadowing/  Experience of workplaces. 

‘Tasters at Local Further Education Colleges’ – offers vary each year, limited spaces. 

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

History:

Topic linking this subject to Careers Education : Civil Rights,

The Capitalist Cycle of Prosperity,

The Great Depression 

 BRIDGE:(vocational learning)

*College/Job Application process

*CV writing & interview skills

*visits to local FE colleges with tours of facilities & overview of courses. 

Events Management GCSE (Bridge): Guest Speakers, Work Experience, Offsite visits to local businesses, Managing Events in school (all year round)

Maths:  UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust)–National Maths Challenge, only the best mathematicians are selected to compete – with discussions on maths in careers.

Creative Arts: (Drama option)

*Theatre Trips and study of Actors’ careers (could be during any term)

 

English: Literature (poetry, novels, plays) is used to examine the value of equality, diversity and inclusion.

(across the whole year)

*Development of oracy and interpersonal skills to build self confidence in delivering information and opinions in group situations e.g. mock interviews

Health & Social Care:

*’A Question of Care’ (psychometric testing) – to discover if students have the necessary personal skills & qualities to work in this sector and identify areas for improvement.

P.E.: Guest speakers from Team GB (various sports) to inspire an interest in careers in sport & coaching. Also World Champion Athletes – mentors for ‘Sky Sports Living for Sports’. Also giving inspirational assemblies for other year groups. (throughout the year)

BRIDGE (vocational learning ) 

*NCFE Enterprise Skills Award – incorporating an Enterprise Day at MFC – running a simulated Music Concert.

*Interviewing local Entrepreneur 

*Community Awareness/Charity fundraising through enterprise

Creative Arts: (Art Option)

*Study of Artists’ careers & gallery trips (could be during any term)

 

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

Catering for school events e.g. Presentation Evening. Including – job role allocation, menu planning, budgeting, risk assessment & time management. (throughout year)

 

Health & Social Care:

*Guest speakers from various sectors

*Inspirational videos- sector specific, including LMI and information on routes into careers (FE & HE)

 

ICT:

*ICT, Computing and Creative iMedia all separate subjects which require different skills – employability & specific skills required for different sectors/roles is taught and explored

*GCSE Computer Science-Media Industry led qualification (up to 30 students). 

Technology: 

*GCSE Design & Tech.-Understanding work & working life, valuing equality & diversity in the workplace  including Visits to local businesses

* BTEC Engineering – Awareness of LMI, exploring and understanding job roles within the sector (also training routes)

-Understanding Industry and Business-

 Using video links and discussion into manufacturing processes in industry

BRIDGE (vocational learning)

*work experience (6 days)

*Health & Safety in the workplace certificate

*Options post 16 research using U-explore

Creative Arts:(music)

*Research of Artists’ Careers & work

(throughout the year)

Technology: Materials Technology- second week in July. careers linked to materials Tech: students explore job descriptions & create questionnaire to send to professionals in various roles (STEM Ambassador spotlight profiles & U-explore)

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

*WJC Level 2/2 Course Specification covers – Investigating the industry, careers, operations, legislation, health & safety in the workplace & writing job descriptions/adverts(throughout year)

*Guest Speakers – food industry

*Visits to Hospitality Establishments & interviewing employers, employees (throughout year)

 

Year 11 Programme

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

 

YEAR 10

Embedded

‘Careers & Further Education Fair’ – held in school. Marketplace of FE Colleges and Apprenticeship Training Providers, incl. Employers and serving Apprentices.

*Thursday October 24th 2019

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

U-Explore:

*Students explore post 16 options, linking to preferred learning style and career aspirations.

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

Guest speakers from education/training providers, Alumni & professional mentors in curriculum areas – promoting discussion and driving ambition. (throughout the year)

YEAR 10 – Additional

(subject to change)

National Apprenticeship Show at Harrogate Showground 

  • 8th October 2019

Employability Workshops : CV writing, employability skills and successful applications (limited spaces)

Assemblies and/or short films & group discussion in class- regarding Post 16 progression (throughout year)

U-Explore: 

*Students explore post 16 options, linking to preferred learning style and career aspirations.- by completing a series of modules either in school or at home.

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ – competing with other local schools

(limited places)

*Thursday 21st March 2019

‘Visits to local FE Colleges’ – with tours of facilities & overview of courses.

Mock Interviews – providing meaningful encounters with local employers, employees and apprentices.(whole year group)

*27th February 2019

Guest speakers from education/training providers, Alumni & professional mentors in curriculum areas – promoting discussion and driving ambition. (throughout the year)

‘GOV.UK Find an Apprenticeship Workshop’ – guidance on creating an account, using the site to search and apply for opportunities 

‘A Day in Business’ – work shadowing/  Experience of workplaces. 

‘Tasters at Local Further Education Colleges’ – offers vary each year, limited spaces. 

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

History:

Topic linking this subject to Careers Education : Civil Rights,

The Capitalist Cycle of Prosperity,

The Great Depression 

 BRIDGE:(vocational learning)

*College/Job Application process

*CV writing & interview skills

*visits to local FE colleges with tours of facilities & overview of courses. 

Events Management GCSE (Bridge): Guest Speakers, Work Experience, Offsite visits to local businesses, Managing Events in school (all year round)

Maths:  UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust)–National Maths Challenge, only the best mathematicians are selected to compete – with discussions on maths in careers.

Creative Arts: (Drama option)

*Theatre Trips and study of Actors’ careers (could be during any term)

 

English: Literature (poetry, novels, plays) is used to examine the value of equality, diversity and inclusion.

(across the whole year)

*Development of oracy and interpersonal skills to build self confidence in delivering information and opinions in group situations e.g. mock interviews

Health & Social Care:

*’A Question of Care’ (psychometric testing) – to discover if students have the necessary personal skills & qualities to work in this sector and identify areas for improvement.

P.E.: Guest speakers from Team GB (various sports) to inspire an interest in careers in sport & coaching. Also World Champion Athletes – mentors for ‘Sky Sports Living for Sports’. Also giving inspirational assemblies for other year groups. (throughout the year)

BRIDGE (vocational learning ) 

*NCFE Enterprise Skills Award – incorporating an Enterprise Day at MFC – running a simulated Music Concert.

*Interviewing local Entrepreneur 

*Community Awareness/Charity fundraising through enterprise

Creative Arts: (Art Option)

*Study of Artists’ careers & gallery trips (could be during any term)

 

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

Catering for school events e.g. Presentation Evening. Including – job role allocation, menu planning, budgeting, risk assessment & time management. (throughout year)

 

Health & Social Care:

*Guest speakers from various sectors

*Inspirational videos- sector specific, including LMI and information on routes into careers (FE & HE)

 

ICT:

*ICT, Computing and Creative iMedia all separate subjects which require different skills – employability & specific skills required for different sectors/roles is taught and explored

*GCSE Computer Science-Media Industry led qualification (up to 30 students). 

Technology: 

*GCSE Design & Tech.-Understanding work & working life, valuing equality & diversity in the workplace  including Visits to local businesses

* BTEC Engineering – Awareness of LMI, exploring and understanding job roles within the sector (also training routes)

-Understanding Industry and Business-

 Using video links and discussion into manufacturing processes in industry

BRIDGE (vocational learning)

*work experience (6 days)

*Health & Safety in the workplace certificate

*Options post 16 research using U-explore

Creative Arts:(music)

*Research of Artists’ Careers & work

(throughout the year)

Technology: Materials Technology- second week in July. careers linked to materials Tech: students explore job descriptions & create questionnaire to send to professionals in various roles (STEM Ambassador spotlight profiles & U-explore)

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

*WJC Level 2/2 Course Specification covers – Investigating the industry, careers, operations, legislation, health & safety in the workplace & writing job descriptions/adverts(throughout year)

*Guest Speakers – food industry

*Visits to Hospitality Establishments & interviewing employers, employees (throughout year)

Sixth Form Programme

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

 

SIXTH FORM

Embedded

‘Sixth Form Open Evening’ – an opportunity to discover what Stokesley School Sixth Form has to offer.

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

Sixth form have a Higher Education Careers Library and also a constantly updated display of information for HE.

Support always available for UCAS applications

‘Higher Education Careers Fair’ -held in school (evening: parents welcome)

 

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

 

Year 12 – Work Experience Week

(dates to be confirmed)

SIXTH FORM

Additional

(subject to change)

University visits/encounters:

*Oxbridge Interview Seminar – September each year

*Student Finance Presentations

*Pathways to Medicine presentations include Newcastle University Medical School Staff.

Volunteering Opportunities Information – opportunities for volunteering are presented to students throughout the year. E.g. volunteering at JCUH in Therapeutic Care.

‘Enrichment Activities Marketplace’ – ideas to ‘enrich young lives & CVs’.  Volunteering opportunities and enrichment activities for students aged 16+

‘National Citizens’ Service’ – assembly, invitation to students to get involved with NCS, in volunteering and community action.

‘UCAS Careers Convention for Higher Education’ – whole of year 12, off site visit. 

University visits/encounters:

Oxbridge Presentations – March each year

University visits/encounters:

Residential Visit to Brasenose College, Oxford, June.

Whole day presentations from Newcastle University – July 

Competitive Interviews – presentations,interactive workshops with real employers. 

‘LinkedIn Workshop’ – Interactive presentation to inform on correct use of social media, specifically LinkedIn as a tool for networking/ career progression. 

‘High Tide Experience Works’ –  Two weeks work experience programme during summer holidays.(students must apply directly to High Tide- limited numbers)

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

Creative Arts:

*Theatre & Gallery Trips and study of Actors’ & Artists’ careers (could be during any term)

Technology:

*British Steel Tour (with guide) – the Rolling Mills at Redcar Site + Q&A session

Technology:

*Guided Visit to ‘Icon (Plastics) Engineering’, Eaglescliffe – injection moulding facility

(Year 12 Product Designers)

 

 

Linking Curriculum Subjects to Careers

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