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Careers Contacts

Marissa Stirling
Careers Advisor / Work Experience Coordinator
Stokesley School

mstirling@stk.arete.uk

Careers News

Careers at Stokesley are offering additional Yr 11 career support meetings to our students following mock results.

 

Employer Engagement form

Click on the logo for more information.

Thank you for expressing an interest in supporting our students. Having meaningful interactions with employers and employees is incredibly valuable to students and we are always looking for ways to engage our local  community with our careers programme.

Please take the time to complete this form so that we can understand how and where you may be able to support us.
Please allow around 10 minutes to complete this form. You can return to this link at any time after submitting your response to change or update your answers.

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

Careers at Stokesley have compiled some useful links and information to support our students and famous with information, resources and all things National Careers Week and beyond.
Careers - NCW Information for Stokesley students and families

 

Parents Guide to NCW 24

National Careers week (NCW) is a great opportunity for parents to get familiar with routes their teens can take into the workplace. There are lots of different ways your teen can get on track for great career pathways, no matter how they learn best. In this guide we’ll give you an overview of what’s available for teens at 16, 18 years’ old and beyond.

 

Stokesley students have been involved with National Apprenticeship week in their LIFE lessons. Careers have provided students with information, resources and access to National apprenticeship fairs (virtual fairs) - live webinars and all things National Apprenticeship week. Students can follow events and information via the careers classroom and by using their UNIFROG accounts.

Parent feedback

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. Any feedback you can provide will be taken into consideration when we are planning future activities and our whole school careers provision.

Parent feedback form

 

Careers

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.

The world of work is constantly changing and the career landscape is completely different to what it was when many of us were at school. We know how important it is for young people to be given opportunities to consider their future. Our careers programme is therefore an integral part of our whole school curriculum, built into our LIFE curriculum, woven into lessons and through enrichment activities. We invest significant time in this provision and are proud of the opportunities our students have to learn about the world of work, and the education and career pathways that are available to them.

We have our own Careers Advisor in school who works closely with staff, students and parents in order to ensure that each child has a bespoke programme of activities that are tailored to their needs.

We work closely with a range of other education and training providers who offer technical education qualifications or apprenticeships to keep students fully informed of their options. Students have presentations about different local colleges and are able to assess the provision for academic and vocational courses in the area. All of our staff are happy to talk to students about their career options and choices, and are trained to use UNIFROG so that they can support students in their decision making.
Whilst lots of our careers provision happens in school, we are also proud to say that we organise trips to local further education colleges, taster events, application workshops and also take every opportunity to point students in the direction of other careers events happening in the local areas.

Unifrog Parent Guide

All students in school have a UNIFROG login. UNIFROG is a careers programme that students can use either in or out of school to support them with their decision making right through from year 7 to year 13. The more you put in, the more you get out, and we love hearing about students who have been exploring UNIFROG alongside their parents and carers in their own time.

 

 

Please note we are currently reviewing all of the information on our careers page so keep popping back.

What are Apprenticeships

8 Key Facts 

Apprenticeship levels range from level 2 (intermediate) through to level 7 (master's level) in more than 1,500 different job roles. Advanced apprenticeships Advanced apprenticeships are considered to be the same level as two or three A level passes. 

Many individuals who have completed their A levels or other level 3 qualifications will undertake an advanced apprenticeship as it will enable them to gain experience in the workplace and undertake a variety of different tasks. 

Which level is right for you? The type of apprenticeship undertaken will depend on both the needs of the employer and the job role as well as the apprentice, their previous experience and qualifications held. 

Your training provider will also be able to guide you as to the most appropriate level for you. Intermediate apprenticeships Intermediate apprenticeships are typically considered to be the same level as five GCSE passes. 

Intermediate apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get started with your career in an entry level role within an organisation

Apprenticeship levels explained 

 

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.

 

Parent Pack - Apprenticeships  

 

Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

What is a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships are exactly what they say - an apprenticeship programme that leads to a full degree level qualification. This could be a bachelor's or master's degree, or an equivalent professional qualification. 

How do you find a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships are still relatively new and the number of vacancies is expected to increase each year.

Top places to look include:

Find an Apprenticeship www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship This is the government website where you can set up an account to search, apply and receive alerts for different apprenticeship vacancies.

Who are they for?

Degree apprenticeships can be for new recruits into apprenticeships (for example, those leaving school & Sixth form ) or they can be for an existing employee who is looking to upskill or retrain in their job role.

How long do they take to complete? Degree apprenticeships will typically take between 2 - 6 years to complete, depending on the level and programme.

The apprentice will split their time between working and studying with a training provider. 

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

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

Higher & Degree Listing

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/higher-degree-listing/ 

Twice a year, a listing of higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies is published on the Amazing Apprenticeships website containing a wide selection of opportunities and links to apply. Look out for this in November and February

Stokesley students have been involved with National Apprenticeship week in their LIFE lessons. Careers have provided students with information, resources and access to National apprenticeship fairs (virtual fairs) - live webinars and all things National Apprenticeship week. Students can follow events and information via the careers classroom and by using their UNIFROG accounts.

Gatsby Benchmarks

Stokesley School is committed to providing a high-quality, planned programme of careers education and guidance for all students. Our aims support those of the Department for Education and help students with decision making. Key themes running through the programme are:

  • Self-awareness - helping young people assess their own interests, skills, strengths and weaknesses, recording their experiences and developing their capabilities
  • Careers research - using resources, understanding how curriculum subjects support careers, and learning about the labour market.
  • Career decisions - helping young people make decisions regarding programmes of study for GCSE and Post-16 options.
  •  
 The Gatsby Benchmarks 
There are a set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for Good Career Guidance.  Stokesley School has embedded the benchmarks into all our careers work.
 
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Careers Guidance

YEAR 11

Stokesley School is committed to providing all students with impartial careers information, advice and guidance to enable them to make the right choices for their futures. All students in Year 11 have careers education in LIFE lessons which are designed to support them to make decisions about the next steps in their education and careers post-16. In year 11, these lessons are timetabled towards the beginning of the year to allow students the opportunity to think carefully - and make informed decisions - about what they want to do post-16. 

All Students have a 1:1 careers meeting with our in-house Careers Adviser. The meeting allows the student impartial information, advice and guidance that is tailor made to that student and allows them to explore all options and opportunities available to them post 16. 

Students develop their understanding of the world of work, employment opportunities and health and safety at work. All students develop a CV, a letter of application and notes for preparation for an interview, and attend the Careers Ideas Fair where they can meet with a range of employers, training and Apprenticeship providers, Further Education colleges and Universities.

 

YEAR 10

Students develop their understanding of the world of work, employment opportunities and health and safety at work through our LIFE curriculum. A significant amount of curriculum time is also given over to students creating their own CV, both for the practice for later life but also so that they have one should they be thinking about - for example - applying for part time work.

Students have the opportunity to attend careers fairs, and we also take pride in the visiting employers that come into the school in a number of different guises.  IN year 10, students also take part in our mock interview week, where students have the opportunity to prepare for - and undertake - a mock job interview with someone from a local business. This is an amazing event which always fills us and our students with so much pride. 

Careers asks all local employers to take part and support our young people with your perspective on careers and employment. If you would like to get involved. Please email Miss Stirling. mstirling@stk.arete.uk 

 

YEARS 7, 8 AND 9

Students have careers education which helps to provide them with access to information and advice from an early age. Students discuss the world of work, the types of careers available and how careers link to education. This enables them to be able to make better-informed decisions and it also helps to raise aspirations and improve motivation for learning.

On top of the careers guidance in their LIFE lessons, students also have access to UNIFROG both in and out of school, and are part of our rolling programme of careers events and speakers which encourage students to think about what careers might be suitable for them. 

As part of our options process in year 9, students have opportunities to think about their skills, interests and careers preferences before making their GCSE options as we know how important this step can be for young people.

 

A Levels

Many of our students stay on into our close-knit sixth form to study A Levels in a range of subjects. 

An ‘advanced level’ or A-level is a qualification offered across a range of subjects to school-leavers (usually aged 16-18 years old), graded A*-E.

A-levels are studied across two years: your AS year (Year 12) and your A2 year (Year 13). You may sometimes hear A-levels being described as 'linear' – this phrase is used to describe the fact that A-level grades are determined by your final exam results at the end of Year 13. 

Typical A-level subjects include:

Ones you’ve studied before: history, music, chemistry etc.Variations on ones you’ve studied before: eg you could choose between English literature, English language, or English literature and language; or you could take maths and further maths.

Subjects you’ve never had the chance to study before: eg law, philosophy, psychology etc.

T Levels - What are they? 

T Levels are qualifications combining classroom learning, alongside an industry placement and they are designed for young people as an option following GCSEs (post-16). 

They last for 2 years. They are equivalent to three A levels. They attract UCAS points.They have been created alongside employers. 

They include an ‘Industry placement’ of at least 45 days. For anyone not quite ready, there is a 1-year transition programme. 

Students will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

There are already 10 T Level subjects available, with more being added each year. 

 

What are Apprenticeships

8 Key Facts 

Apprenticeship levels range from level 2 (intermediate) through to level 7 (master's level) in more than 1,500 different job roles. Advanced apprenticeships Advanced apprenticeships are considered to be the same level as two or three A level passes. 

Many individuals who have completed their A levels or other level 3 qualifications will undertake an advanced apprenticeship as it will enable them to gain experience in the workplace and undertake a variety of different tasks. 

Which level is right for you? The type of apprenticeship undertaken will depend on both the needs of the employer and the job role as well as the apprentice, their previous experience and qualifications held. 

Your training provider will also be able to guide you as to the most appropriate level for you. Intermediate apprenticeships Intermediate apprenticeships are typically considered to be the same level as five GCSE passes. 

Intermediate apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get started with your career in an entry level role within an organisation

Apprenticeship levels explained 

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.

Parent Pack - Apprenticeships  

 

Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

What is a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships are exactly what they say - an apprenticeship programme that leads to a full degree level qualification. This could be a bachelor's or master's degree, or an equivalent professional qualification. 

How do you find a degree apprenticeship?

Degree apprenticeships are still relatively new and the number of vacancies is expected to increase each year.

Top places to look include:

Find an Apprenticeship www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship This is the government website where you can set up an account to search, apply and receive alerts for different apprenticeship vacancies.

Who are they for?

Degree apprenticeships can be for new recruits into apprenticeships (for example, those leaving school & Sixth form ) or they can be for an existing employee who is looking to upskill or retrain in their job role.

How long do they take to complete? Degree apprenticeships will typically take between 2 - 6 years to complete, depending on the level and programme.

The apprentice will split their time between working and studying with a training provider. 

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

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

Higher & Degree Listing

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/hi gher-degree-listing/ 

Twice a year, a listing of higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies is published on the Amazing Apprenticeships website containing a wide selection of opportunities and links to apply. Look out for this in November and February

 

National careers week

We have lots of exciting events planned for careers week 2024, including guest speakers and also opportunities for students to talk to the staff in school about roles that they have had in the past and what skills they learnt. Staff in curriculum lessons will also be making more explicit links to careers linked to their curriculum area, and giving students opportunities to explore some of these roles on UNIFROG in their lesson time.

NAW  - 2024 National Apprenticeship Week 2024 

Links explaining what the week highlights, as well as how to find apprenticeship resources. 

Step by step guide for your child applying for an apprenticeship

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/parent-zone/

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/the-parent-perspective-podcast/

CAREER AND LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Stokesley School is committed to ensuring that all students, parents and carers have access to good quality information about the labour market and future opportunities. The following hyperlink SHAPE YOUR FUTURE provides an overview for North Yorkshire and also national trends

We also work in partnership with the following organisations to ensure that our programme is current and reflects the need of local and national labour markets.

BBC Bitesize - Careers 

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.  

STOKESLEY SCHOOL CAREERS PROGRAMME - WHOLE SCHOOL / YEAR ROUND :

  • All students and parents have access to comprehensive and impartial careers resources and LMI.  Please visit the Careers section on the Stokesley School website
  • Careers Area on School Website - updated regularly
  • Careers Noticeboard - located in Main Corridor.
  • All students have their own UNIFROG account to support future pathways and explore FE and HE learning.
  • Inspirational presentations/short films including Labour Market Information - shown during assemblies or tutor time and/or lesson time - leading to discussions focused on different employment sectors.
  • Curriculum areas have displays to link their subject to specific careers, which are updated regularly. 
  • Professional Mentors may be invited into specific subject areas - to discuss job roles, qualifications & training
  • Careers in Focus - Information Evenings for students and parents will take place each term - please refer to Careers Section of school website or School Calendar. 
  • Guest Speakers - Inspirational Assemblies for all year group over the academic year 

Year 7 Careers Programme

 

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

YEAR 7 - Embedded

LIFE (PSHE - Personal, Social & Health Education)- 

‘Living in the wider world’: understanding and appreciating individuality, equality & diversity and

‘Philosophy, morals and ethics’ : understanding rules and the law, crime and consequences.

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)- introduction to GROFAR - software to track participation in Careers Learning Activities, target setting and personal profile building.

LIFE (PSHE)- ‘The world of work’-what is a career? and exploring various sectors of employment

CEIAG - Identifying and understanding personal skills and qualities, how they make you employable and how they may suit various job roles.

Introduction to ‘Psychometric Testing’: students will explore & establish their own personal skills and quality and also their suitability for careers.  They will begin to  identify & understand why each curriculum subject is important for their future.

Students will continue to use resources by engaging with the Careers Google Classroom for Year 7  (also accessible from home)

LIFE (PSHE)- ‘Relationships’ 

CEIAG

Careers Google Classrooms for each Keystage are accessible to students- for Careers News & Updates,  resources and extension activities.(all year round)

YEAR 7 - Additional 

                (subject to change)

CEIAG: Exploring various career roles via ‘A day in the Life’ videos & reflecting via class discussion.-  engaging in LIFE weekly bulletin & Careers Google Classroom for Y7

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

‘Focussed Careers Information Evening’ - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

ONSITE VISIT:

BBC Bitesize - Schools Tour: a presentation and interactive Q & A session focussing on a specific sector of employment.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

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

*date to be confirmed

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK 

1st -6th March 2021 - Guest Speakers (in class) and Assemblies linking curriculum subjects to Careers- can also take place throughout the year

CEIAG: Exploring various career roles via ‘A day in the Life’ videos & reflecting via class discussion.-  engaging in LIFE weekly bulletin & Careers Google Classroom for Y7

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

‘Focussed Careers Information Evening’ - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ - (STEM) competing with other local schools to design, build and present a working model using technology skills. 

(limited places)

*date to be confirmed

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY:

NATIONAL ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE - whole year group 

Learning about business and enterprise via presentations, interactive workshops

 and entering a National Competition.

  • 24th June 2021

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

CEIAG: Exploring various career roles via ‘A day in the Life’ videos & reflecting via class discussion.-  engaging in LIFE weekly bulletin & Careers Google Classroom for Y7

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

‘Focussed Careers Information Evening’ - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

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.  Explore things that they care about which may lead to a career path.

Science:

New KS3 SoW has every topic in yr7-9 based around a science-related job. One activity in every topic will look at what the job itself entails.

German/ French/ Spanish:

Celebration of European Day of Languages with interactive language activities and quizzes and the promotion of languages as a future career choice

Philosophy and Ethics - taught throughout the academic year - with focus on a variety of professions and linking to students’ personal skills/qualities and beliefs. 

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: Using CAD-as is used in industry.

Use of Maths, geometry and spatial awareness to design and construct a virtual product, as if made by a design engineer.

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).

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

Year 8 Programme

 

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

YEAR 8 - Embedded

LIFE (PSHE - Personal, Social & Health Education)- ‘Living in the Wider World’ : understanding equality and diversity, descrimination and the law in the UK. 

’Philosophy, Morals & Ethics’ : understanding your rights & responsibilities, morals & values.

CEIAG (careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) -introduction to GROFAR - software to track participation in Careers Learning Activities, target setting and personal profile building.

Careers Google Classrooms for each Keystage are accessible to students- for Careers News & Updates,  resources and extension activities.(all year round)

LIFE (PSHE)- ‘The World of Work’

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) -Topics include: knowing your own skills and qualities, how you can improve them, what employers are looking for, thinking about your dream job and how to get it.

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY:

‘Careers Enrichment Day’ - carousel of assorted workshops/activities led by local and national businesses and Teesside University 

LIFE (PSHE)- ‘Relationships’:respecting ourselves and others, exploring different types of relationships

‘Staying Safe’ - exploring risky behaviours.

CEIAG - Students will continue to use resources by engaging with the Careers Google Classroom for Year 8/LIFE Bulletin and Grofar  (also accessible from home - all year round)

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

YEAR 8 - Additional

               (subject to change)

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

ONSITE VISIT:

BBC Bitesize - Schools Tour: apresentation and interactive Q & A session focussing on a specific sector of employment.

*date to be confirmed

CEIAG: Exploring various career roles via ‘A day in the Life’ videos and engaging with the LIFE weekly bulletin and Careers Classroom Activities.

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

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK 1st-6th March 2021 - Guest Speakers (in class) and Assemblies linking curriculum subjects to Careers- can also take place throughout the year

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

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

(limited spaces)

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ - STEM competition against local schools to design, build and present a working model using technology skills. 

(limited spaces)

*date to be confirmed

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘Faraday Challenge’ -  National Technology competition

(limited spaces)

* 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

Technology: Understand the use of CAD in industry- advantages/ disadvantages, use of 3D printers for small, and large scale applications. Identifying technological products and products that have been designed to support people with impairments.

Science:

New KS3 SoW has every topic in yr7-9 based around a science-related job. One activity in every topic will look at what the job itself entails

German/ French/ Spanish:

Celebration of European Day of Languages with interactive language activities and quizzes and the promotion of languages as a future career choice

Philosophy and Ethics - taught throughout the academic year - with focus on a variety of professions and linking to students’ personal skills/qualities and beliefs. 

History: * Slavery - exploring equality,diversity & inclusion

Creative Arts: 

Drama: theatre careers lesson

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

Inspirational videos featuring famous chefs & other roles in the sector

(throughout the year)

Technology: Understanding Forces and Equilibrium and their impact on products in the engineering sector. Awareness of standard components and how they are used to construct a product.

English: Trip to London to see play, workshop on props and costumes - seeing English and drama in action; developing self-awareness, self-determination & self-improvement; study of texts with a moral message to encourage critical thinking

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)

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.

Technology: Memphis Designers and their influence on products. Use of skills and equipment -templates, machinery, and tools used in industry.

Year 9 Programme

 

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

YEAR 9  - Embedded

LIFE (PSHE) - ‘Living in the Wider World’ : Sustainability 

‘Philosophy, Morals, Ethics’: exploring freedom of choice

CEIAG (careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) -introduction to GROFAR - software to track participation in Careers Learning Activities, target setting and personal profile building.

Careers Google Classrooms for each Keystage are accessible to students- for Careers News & Updates,  resources and extension activities.(all year round)

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers  Guidance Interview

LIFE (PSHE) - ‘Physical & Emotional Health and Wellbeing’ : dealing with stress and building resilience.

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) - topics include: Review Learning Goals and CEIAG journey so far, Linking Curriculum subjects to specific careers and learning from LMI (Labour Market Information).

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY -

‘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.

*date to be confirmed

‘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.

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

LIFE (PSHE) - Relationships

CEIAG -  Students will continue to use resources by engaging with the Careers Google Classroom for Year 9 /LIFE Bulletin and Grofar  (also accessible from home - all year round)

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)

WHOLE SCHOOL AND PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY-

Feeding Britain’s Future - presentation and interactive workshops to inform and inspire about the world of work develop employability skills 

*date to be confirmed

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY-

BBC Bitesize - Schools Tour: a presentation and interactive Q & A session focussing on a specific sector of employment.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

National Apprenticeship Show at Harrogate Showground or Newcastle University.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘STEM - Jobs for the Girls’

Careers Fair and Interactive Workshops/presentations

(limited spaces/ girls only)

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK 1st- 6th March 2021 - Guest Speakers (in class) and Assemblies linking curriculum subjects to Careers can take place throughout the year

OFFSITE VISIT:

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

OFFSITE VISIT:

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

(limited spaces) 

* date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

MAD (Medicine & Dentistry) Day @ Newcastle University - off site visit, limited spaces. 

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ - STEM competition against other local schools to design, build and present a working model using technology skills. 

(limited places)  

* date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

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

(limited spaces)

* date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

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

*date to be confirmed

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

History; 

Women in Wartime Topic - valuing equality, diversity & inclusion; investigating changing working patterns etc.

Creative Arts:(Music Option)

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

* Drama - monologue evening - experience of performing to a paying audience

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 orthographic drawings and their use in engineering. Use of skills and equipment -templates, machinery, and tools used in industry.

Science:

New KS3 SoW has every topic in yr7-9 based around a science-related job. One activity in every topic will look at what the job itself entails

German/ French/ Spanish:

Celebration of European Day of Languages with interactive language activities and quizzes and the promotion of languages as a future career choice

Philosophy and Ethics - taught throughout the academic year - with focus on a variety of professions and linking to students’ personal skills/qualities and beliefs. 

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.

History: Presentations and discussions around history skills and careers in relation to options process 

Technology: Understanding Alessi’ influence on the design and manufacture of products using as a starting point for designing and making. Use of skills and equipment -templates, machinery, and tools used in industry.

French:

Jobs and professions

Discussion why learning a language is important and which jobs require languages

.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)

Maths: 

2 day visit to London (Including: Bank of England, Science Museum Wonderlabs)

English: Development of oracy and interpersonal skills to build self confidence in delivering information and opinions in group situations e.g. mock interview.  Preparing a presentation / formal speech

ICT: 

*Cover Letter/email for applications, CV writing

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

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

 

Year 10 Programme

 

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

YEAR 10  - Embedded

LIFE (PSHE - Personal, Social & Health Education) - ‘Living in the Wider World’: topics surrounding personal finance and the economy.

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) 

*Introduction to GROFAR software to track participation in Careers Learning Activities, target setting and personal profile building.

*Introduction to ‘GLOBAL BRIDGE’ - virtual CV Building platform

13th October 

*U-ExploreSTART: 

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

*Launch of Year 10 Work Experience - assembly and Q&A

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY

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

*date to be confirmed

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

LIFE (PSHE)- focussing on emotional wellbeing and managing stress

CEIAG- CV Building, researching Careers Options and Progression Pathways and learning from LMI (Labour Market Information)

*Year 10 Careers Aspirations Questionnaire - data collecting to inform planning of CEIAG for student participation.

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITIES:

* Completing Application Forms - in preparation for Mock Interviews with real employers. 

*Mock Interviews - providing meaningful encounters with local employers, employees and apprentices.

*date to be confirmed 

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

Careers Google Classrooms for each Keystage are accessible to students- for Careers News & Updates,  resources and extension activities.(all year round)

LIFE - exploring relationship skills

CEIAG -  Students will continue to use resources by engaging with the Careers Google Classroom for Year 10 /LIFE Bulletin, START, Globalbridge and Grofar  (also accessible from home - all year round)

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

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY:

Work Experience Week 

*date to be confirmed

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

YEAR 10 - Additional

               (subject to change)

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

CEIAG: Raising Aspirations and Career Readiness Workshops - Employability, CVs, Applications & Mock Interviews  (limited numbers)

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

OFFSITE VISIT:

National Apprenticeship Show at Harrogate Showground or Newcastle University (limited spaces)

*date to be confirmed

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK 1st -6th March 2021 - Guest Speakers (in class) and Assemblies linking curriculum subjects to Careers- can also take place throughout the year.

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE - Workplace Visits - local employers in various sectors invite groups of interested students to visit the workplace and meet employees (limited spaces)

*dates to be confirmed.

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition against other local schools to design, build and present a working model using technology skills. 

(limited places)  

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISITS to local FE Colleges’ - with tours of facilities & overview of courses. (limited spaces)

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

CEIAG: ‘GOV.UK Find an Apprenticeship Workshop’ - guidance on creating an account, using the site to search and apply for opportunities (limited spaces)

OFFSITE VISIT-‘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 - theatre workshop and Q&A with professional actor

Live theatre visit

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:

*Researching and exploring a vast range of professional job roles within the sector.

*Guest speakers from various sectors

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

(throughout the year)

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)

GCSE PE Anatomy & Physiology

Effects of training and exercise on the various body systems. (medicine/physiotherapy/sports science)

Philosophy and Ethics - taught throughout the academic year - with focus on a variety of professions and linking to students’ personal skills/qualities and beliefs. 

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)

Drama 

Live theatre visit with potential Q&A

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

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

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).

 

GCSE PE Physical Training

- An introduction to PEP to develop fitness, health, exercise and performance 

-PARQs; warm ups and cool downs

-Components of fitness

-Fitness tests – theory and practice (Fitness and Leisure industry)

Technology: 

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

A broad range of projects undertaken that inspire students to consider possible career paths in a variety of sectors

Industrial video footage illustrating manufacturing methods used to produce products.

Engineering -Learning about British Standards on drawings and how these are relevant in the workplace. 

Geography:

In rivers and coasts we look at the work of the Environment Agency and discuss it as a possible career.

Business Studies: Roles such as production manager, quality control workers, procurement managers and supply chain management investigated and the skills involved in these. Customer service is also looked at including role plays of good customer service skills

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)

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)

Maths:

3 day visit to London (Including: Mathematics and Science behind Aviation at Emirates Airline Exhibition, Mathematics and Science behind roller coaster design as well as the business of the Theme Park at Thorpe Park, Science Museum Wonderlabs)

Health & Social Care:

*Researching and exploring a vast range of professional job roles within the sector.

*Guest speakers from various sectors

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

(throughout the year)

English:  completion of job application form, leading to mock interview / considering appropriate register and standard English

GCSE PE

Physical Training

- Identification and treatment of injury 

-Injury prevention in physical activity

Performance enhancing drugs 

(Sport science/Physiotherapy/Coaching)

Technology: 

Engineering-

Using CAD and the advantages/disadvantages using this technology.Understanding metal manufacturing techniques, and materials used in industry and different scales of production.

Business Studies: Recruitment and selection process is looked at considering recruitment documents such as CV’s, job descriptions, and person specifications. The selection process of interviews are also looked at and the different methods of interviewing candidates. Motivation, organisational structures and training are also covered. Employment law such a health and safety laws and the minimum wage are looked at as well as  newer roles using technology within business such as social media account managers

 

Year 11 Programme

 

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

YEAR 11  - Embedded

LIFE (PSHE - Personal, Social & Health Education)-

‘Philosophy, Morals & Ethics’: exploring Human Rights, freedoms and beliefs.

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) - Options Post 16, exploring progression routes, reviewing CV, career planning using LMI (Labour Market Information)

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY -

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

.*date to be confirmed

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Guidance Interview  with personalised resources and assistance with College/apprenticeship applications available throughout the year

Careers Google Classrooms for each Keystage are accessible to students- for Careers News & Updates,  resources and extension activities.(all year round)

LIFE (PSHE) -’Exam Preparation and Study Skills’ including emotional well being.

CEIAG -  Students will continue to use resources by engaging with the Careers Google Classroom for Year 10, LIFE Bulletin, START, Globalbridge and Grofar  (also accessible from home - all year round)

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY

Intended Destinations Data Collection - students to complete a questionnaire regarding their next steps in education or training. 

‘Revision Skills Evening’ - for students & parents, to help prepare for GCSEs 

‘GOV.UK Find an Apprenticeship Workshop’ - guidance on creating an account, using the site to search and apply for opportunities.(limited numbers)

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

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Guidance Interview  with personalised resources and assistance with College/apprenticeship applications available throughout the year

LIFE (PSHE) -’Exam Preparation and Study Skills’ including emotional well being.

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Guidance Interview  with personalised resources and assistance with College/apprenticeship applications available throughout the year.

Support also available for attending College and Training Provider Open evenings and interviews. 

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

Also:

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

YEAR 11 - Additional

                (subject to change)

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

CEIAG: Raising Aspirations and Career Readiness Workshops - Employability, CVs, Applications & Mock Interviews  (limited numbers)

OFFSITE VISIT:

NHS Hospital Open Day - a chance to visit a hospital, meet professionals, learn about careers in the NHS (could be - Friarage, Scarborough, JCUH)

(limited spaces)

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

National Apprenticeship Show - at Harrogate show ground or Newcastle University (limited spaces) 

*date to be confirmed

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK - Guest Speakers (in class) and Assemblies linking curriculum subjects to Careers can take place throughout the year

Whole school (and parents) event:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

Mock Interviews - providing meaningful encounters with local employers, employees and apprentices

(limited numbers)

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ - STEM competition against other local schools to design, build and present a working model using technology skills. 

(limited places)  

* date to be confirmed

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

SUBJECT SPECIFIC 

BRIDGE (vocational learning)

*BTEC Level 2 Fire & Rescue Services in the community - exploring the role of  fire service members(continuing throughout the year)

*Pensioners’ Christmas Party- matching job roles to individual skills & qualities

*Independent Living & personal finance

Events Operations GCSE (Bridge):

Guest Speakers, CV Building, Managing Events (throughout the year): involving risk assessments, publicity, market research, planning strategies etc. 

Health & Social Care:

*Researching and exploring a vast range of professional job roles within the sector.

*Guest speakers from various sectors

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

(throughout the year)

English: 

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

(across the whole year)

*Appropriate language and means of communication for different settings/situations eg. interview, letter writing, emails, completing forms.

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.

Geography:

Economic world/Development topic. Students study how TNC’s spread and create wealth. How they make decisions on where to invest. 

History: 

Topic studying development of healthcare over last millennium includes discussion of current medical practices and associated careers.

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

German/ French/ Spanish:

Celebration of European Day of Languages with interactive language activities and quizzes and the promotion of languages as a future career choice

Technology:

Engineering-Analysing existing products and the needs for manufacture, creating specifications, and designing improved products with a client’s feedback- as in industry..

Business Studies: Different roles within marketing covered such as market research analysts, marketing managers,, production designers and advertising roles. 

GCSE PE

Health, fitness & wellbeing

Physical, emotional and social health

Lifestyle choices 

Impact of lifestyle choices

Sedentary lifestyles and consequences  

Balanced diet and the role of nutrients  

Dietary manipulation for sport  Optimum weight 

(Dietician/Nutritionist/Health service)

Philosophy and Ethics - taught throughout the academic year - with focus on a variety of professions and linking to students’ personal skills/qualities and beliefs.

Creative Arts:

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

BRIDGE (vocational learning)

*CV writing, job application and interview

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

 

Technology:: Edexcel GCSE DT

Health and safety links to tools, equipment and processes. 

Working on a Live Brief with feedback from clients.

Visits to clients and the product environment.

Field research.

Disassembly of products to appreciate production techniques and materials.

Collaboration with their intended users to gain feedback to improve marketing of product..

Engineering: Manufacturing a product from metals and component parts, as in industry- tools and equipment. Laser cut pieces. Using CAD and the advantages/disadvantages using this technology.Understanding metal manufacturing techniques, and materials used in industry and different scales of production. 

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)

Geography:

Discussion of how geographers can work in hazard management to reduce impacts of natural hazards.

German:

Module on the world of work exploring types of job, CVs and work experience, dream job, importance of foreign languages

Business Studies: Introduction to the role of accounting  covering aspects such as cash flow, break even profit and loss accounts and balance sheet, showing some of the key concepts and ideas used in working in finance as an accountant or within a financial department of a business or organisation. 

GCSE PE

Sports psychology

Classification of skills  

Forms of practice

SMART targets

Types of guidance  

Mental preparation 

Types of feedback  

(sports psychologist/coaching/teaching)

Food/Hospitality & Catering:

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

*Guest Speakers - food industry

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

 Health & Social Care:

*Researching and exploring a vast range of professional job roles within the sector.

*Guest speakers from various sectors

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

(throughout the year)

GCSE PE

Socio-cultural influences in sport

Factors affecting participation in physical activity (i)

Participation rate trends – use of data

Commercialisation and the media

Advantages and disadvantages of commercialisation (i)

Advantages and disadvantages of commercialisation (ii)

Sporting behaviours

Deviance in sport

(Media/Advertising/Socio-Cultural studies) 

 

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

Higher Education Careers Library - also a constantly updated display of information for HE.

Support always available for UCAS applications

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘UCAS - Higher Education Careers Convention’ - @ Teesside University or Leeds Beckett 

Opportunity for 1-1 Careers Interview

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

NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK 1st-6th March 2021 - Guest Speakers (in class) and Assemblies linking curriculum subjects to Careers- can also take place throughout the year

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date to be confirmed

OFFSITE VISIT:

‘ROTARY Technology Tournament’ - STEM competition against local schools to design, build and present a working model using technology skills. 

(limited spaces)

*date to be confirmed

WHOLE YEAR GROUP ACTIVITY:

Year 12 - Work Experience Week

(dates to be confirmed)

Assemblies: Guest Speakers from Stokesley School Alumni,  Local Business and Universities- to inspire careers and study routes. (can be all year round)

WHOLE SCHOOL & PARENTS EVENT:

Focussed Careers Information Evening - the ‘focus’ will vary  e.g. Apprenticeships, Careers in Engineering, Creative Careers.

*date 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.

Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships Awareness Presentation & Workshop- delivered by Apprenticeships Support and Knowledge and JobCentre Plus,

in college.

University of Law and Business Presentation and Q&A in college

*date to be confirmed

Global Bridge - Virtual CV Building Platform. Students invited to create a profile and build their virtual CV, which can be used in various applications including UCAS.

OFFSITE VISIT:

NHS Hospital Open Day, could be JCUH, Friarage or Scarborough- explore behind the scenes, meet professionals, learn about NHS Careers

*date to be confirmed

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

University visits/encounters:

Oxbridge Presentations - March each year

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

Midwifery Taster Day - James Cook University Hospital.

Students to register and attend independently  (limited spaces)

*date to be confirmed 

Financial Wellbeing Presentation and Q&A  with Yorkshire Bank in college

*date to be confirmed

University visits/encounters:

Residential Visit to Brasenose College, Oxford, June.

University Presentations on site- various Universities participate throughout the year 

Competitive Interviews & Assessment Centre Experience - presentations,interactive workshops with real employers and recruitment specialists.(limited spaces)

*date to be confirmed

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

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

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

Creative Arts:

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

Technology:

Collaboration with fellow students whereby teams are created with each student acting as a certain profession in the engineering sector. They work together to design and make a product -  Cardboard chair.

Yr 12-Variety of industrial processes- manufacturing techniques, seasoning woods, vacuum forming - blister packs- practical and in industry. Use of anthropometric data/ ergonomic considerations in designing for real products. Designers from a range of eras, and today, and manufacturing companies - Alessi. Technological change, globalisation, miniaturisation- impacts upon products- companies manufacturing phones/ computers. 

English Language

Studies of language and occupation - how various different careers such as police, teachers use language effectively to perform their duties

Geography:

Study of globalisation . We look at the loss of heavy industry in the UK and growth of foreign investment. We study unemployment data over time and in different areas. 

In coasts we look at cost benefit analysis when looking at defences asn this can be applied to business.

History: 

Regular and on-going extract evaluation work includes debate on provenance/role of media etc prompting discussion on related professional fields

Chemistry:

Every topic in yr12-13 based around a chemistry related issue and how chemistry and chemists can help address that issue. In yr12: petrochemical industry, fuel technology, climatologist, pharmacist and pharmacologist

Yr 13: industrial chemist, biochemist, polymer chemist, materials scientist, oceanographer, pharmacologist, colour chemist

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

Economics Year 12: The role of economists and  their role within a micro and macro context. Development of numerical skills required to interpret economic data. Introduction to key macroeconomic variables such as growth, unemployment and inflation which influences business and government decisions. 

Economics Year 13: The role of different types of market structures and how they influence business decisions and their interactions with workers and other businesses. The role of the international economy, how comparative advantage determines the products a country produces and as such the skills required in the modern economy, how globalisation has changed the pattern of trade and how this has affected job roles available in the UK

Technology:

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

(Year 12 Product Designers)

Year 12-Printing techniques -Possible visit to printing company?/ Examples of work. Use of gauges tools as used in local companies- nissan- go / no go gauges. Plastics forming- blow moulding- industrial videos/ factory clips.

Physics:

Required practicals are linked to the industries where the investigation would be essential e.g. Young modulus linked with bridge construction

Geography:

Regeneration topic looks at tha change in the economy in the Uk and the decline of industry. Unemployment data is used and Stokesley data compared with Scotswood in Newcastle. 

Business led regeneration is discussed and how investment from both government and business can create jobs and wealth.

Biology Y13

Discuss the technologies involved in DNA and relate to jobs in the field of biomedical sciences

Economics Year 12: How supply and demand will influence the decision of those running business when setting prices. The concepts of supply and demand within different markets such as the housing market, and the role of estate agents. More details about different types of unemployment and how people become unemployed. More depth given to other macroeconomic variables such as inflation, growth and the balance of payments and how these affect businesses, including the importance of exchange rates. 

Economics Year 13: The Labour market, how wages are determined, for different jobs. How trade unions impact on the labour market and the role of government intervention into the labour market, including the minimum wage. Look at how wage differentials lead to poverty and inequality in society. 

The role of financial markets and the roles within the finance sector. 

Biology Y12

Look at the role of conservation in maintaining ecosystems and who maintains them eg gamekeepers

History: 

Production of NEA leads to discussion on history-related careers and academic skills which can be utilised for variety of careers/higher education

Technology:

Students source their own client and work on a Live Brief, as if in industry. Time plan created with regular visits made to the client for feedback. Regular visits to places linked to their chosen problem or product.

Guest speakers from Northern School of Art to provide students with guidance to structuring their design portfolio and getting prepared for university or job placement.

Visit to Northumbria University to investigate possible career paths.

Yr 12- Risk assessments - examples from local companies, examples of Carbon fibre samples from local company Hansell composites ltd-. Visit to see  the lay-up process

German Y13

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the EU

Economics Year 12: How different government policies, both micro and macro, affect businesses, including taxes, government grants, and schemes to reduce unemployment,

The Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

National Careers Week, this year from 4th - 9th March 2024, is the perfect platform to advise and inspire the next generation as they enter the world of work. It encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities.

During National Careers Week every school, academy and college can offer careers advice and guidance to their students, with support from us with free resources, information on current career opportunities and advice on activities and exercises to run.

Unifrog Parent Guide

All students in school have a UNIFROG login. UNIFROG is a careers programme that students can use either in or out of school to support them with their decision making right through from year 7 to year 13. The more you put in, the more you get out, and we love hearing about students who have been exploring UNIFROG alongside their parents and carers in their own time.

 

 

Linking Curriculum Subjects to Careers

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