Students will continue with PSHCE in Years 9, 10 and 11, through Drop Down Days when the usual academy timetable is suspended. Students cover areas such as careers education, personal finance, discrimination, emergency life support (Heartstart), knowing your rights and voting. The academy also provides a diverse range of aspects within the PSHCE curriculum to develop student confidence andeducate them about all aspects and issues which they may encounter and face in daily their lives.
Careers modules are included in the PSHCE programme for all year groups. The purpose of careers lessons is to help students consider their own personal and social development, to enhance their decision-making skills and to promote a realistic awareness of the adult world and the changing pattern of work. By the end of Year 11, it is expected that students will have a good grasp of the range of educational, occupational and vocational opportunities available to them.
Careers lessons include the following:-
Students will look at personal skills and qualities, subjects available and what the GCSE includes, ways of finding out information about subjects and careers including the careers choices software called Kudos which uses information about individual’s skills, qualities, areas of interest etc. and selects 20 suitable occupations taking these areas into account.
Students will have the opportunity to attend a careers interview with Mel Craven. In July, the academy organises a Careers Fair where a number of local employers will come into school to talk to students about the range of occupations in their companies. This will enable students to start to think about their future and life after Year 11.
The Autumn term of Year 11 includes a module on the exploration of progression routes at 16+. Through careful guidance from teachers, careers advisors and parents, students should be able to make informed decisions about their future after compulsory education. Students will be given information about how to apply for our sixth form including how to write a personal statement and will be shown how to apply for further education at other establishments.
Our Careers Adviser Mel Craven, is in school five days a week and is available at break and lunchtimes to all year groups who may wish to discuss careers ideas. In Years 10 and/or 11 students have an interview with the Careers Adviser who guides them towards realistic careers ideas. She provides up-to-date information and practical help and parents/carers are invited to attend these interviews. In addition, students will be provided with all the information required about choices at Post-16.
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