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Careers Education

Careers Education at St Thomas More

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Key Stage 3 Careers

In KS3 the Careers input is allocated half a term, the topics covered are as follows:-

Year 7 

  • What is Careers?
  • What am I good at?

Year 8

  • Job families
  • Using Careers information
  • Self-reflection, selling yourself
  • What influences me?

Year 9

  • Stereotyping
  • Knowing my KS4 options
  • Finding good careers information and advice
  • Who can help me?

Careers Education also involves input from outside sources and visiting speakers eg talks from alumni, Joined up Careers, local industry and apprenticeship providers.  We employ  a dedicated Careers Adviser who interviews all the pupils in KS4 on a ‘one to one’ basis, with the addition of interviews offered to certain year 9 pupils.  We are always adapting and improving our schemes of work to suit the future requirements of Further Education and Employment.

 

Key Stage 4 Careers

In KS the Careers input is allocated 3 half term blocks.  The topics covered are as follows:-

Year 10

  • Aspiration in practice
  • Competition for jobs
  • Employability
  • Careers research
  • Understanding Qualifications
  • Personal profile builder
  • Writing a CV
  • Decision making
  • Work Experience

Year 11

  • Half a term of college talks (visiting speakers)
  • Updating CVs
  • Applying for jobs plus aptitude test.
  • Interview techniques
  • Mock interview with the Rotary club
  • Re visiting personal profile builder
  • Choices at 16

 

Careers Education also involves input from outside sources and visiting speakers eg talks from alumni, Joined up Careers, local industry and apprenticeship providers.  We employ  a dedicated Careers Adviser who interviews all the pupils in KS4 on a ‘one to one’ basis, with the addition of interviews offered to certain year 9 pupils.  We are always adapting and improving our schemes of work to suit the future requirements of Further Education and Employment.

 

 
 

 

St Thomas More Catholic School, Palace Fields, Buxton, SK17 6AF

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