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4. CEAIG in the Curriculum

Year 7
  • Students will identify personal traits, strengths and skills and develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves.
  • Students are introduced to careers resources and informed how to use them.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. By beginning careers education early students can make better informed decisions at transition stages and are more motivated in school in order to follow a particular pathway.
  • Students will begin to think about GCSE options in terms of career pathways and plan their future within school.
Year 8
  • Students build on personal strengths and begin to link skills to specific careers enabling realistic and informed decisions at transition stages.
  • Students are introduced to the world of work and how it is constantly changing.
  • Students are introduced to other careers software and websites available in school.
  • Students are encouraged to think about what they might like to achieve after school.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Students will have been provided with the information required, for them to make informed decisions and select the correct GCSE options to meet their desired destinations
Year 9
  • Students are encouraged to reassess personal strengths with a focus on transferable skills. What is important in a career?
  • Students are encouraged to investigate different jobs and careers and what they mean in terms of lifestyle, budgeting and a good work/life balance and develop economic awareness.
  • Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles.
  • What is a CV, what is a cover letter and why do people applying for jobs need them?
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
Year 10
  • Students explore in depth the range of pathways available to develop their employability and interview techniques.
  • Economic awareness developed further and students encouraged to think about employability, which careers appeal and to identify and set themselves realistic future goals.
  • Students agree personal action plans with careers advisers for the future and identify what specific action is required to achieve goals.
  • Students begin CV and cover letter writing.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.
  • Specific mock interviews for those with a particular career path in mind are also available.
  • Students complete work experience and record progress in the Work Experience Log.
Year 11
  • Students are helped with post 16 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study in 6th form, college, technical vocational routes, apprenticeships and Higher Education. Interview techniques further developed.
  • Students should use careers interviews to help understand different career pathways and entry requirements and be encouraged to make contingency plans should results be better/worse than expected and set personal targets for development.
  • Students are encouraged to think about the kind of behaviour potential employers look for.
  • Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college and university open days and taster days with employers and training providers.
  • Students are assisted further with CV writing and encouraged to have a completed a CV and cover letter
  • Students are kept up to date with post 16 deadlines.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

 

Year 12/13
  • Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.
  • Sessions on understanding school leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs.
  • Students should start to understand how the world of work is changing and how it might affect individuals.
  • Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future.
  • Students are reminded of different options including higher education, jobs, gap years, apprenticeships etc.
  • Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.
  • Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Full Coppice Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Integrated Studies – The Wider World: aspirations, self-esteem Careers Fayre

PSHE Tutor focus – The Wider World: money, expenditure, personal plan

Integrated Studies – The Wider World: budgeting, savings, loans, investments, financial products

Year 8 Integrated Studies – Health and Wellbeing: personal development, target setting, managing behaviour

BBC Bitesize in school event

PSHE Tutor focus – The Wider World: Types of job, options, skills and qualities

Integrated Studies – The Wider World: careers development (communication, teamwork, entrepreneurs)

Careers Fayre PSHE Tutor focus – The Wider World: Building your own community project

Integrated Studies – The Wider World: careers and finance, tax, national insurance

Year 9 Excellence Academy – Young Enterprise

BBC Bitesize in school event

Wolves Foundation (Premiership Inspires) – 12 students per session x 3 per year.  Boys and girls – job skills and community work

Excellence Academy – Young Enterprise

PSHE Tutor focus – The Wider World: self-discipline, work skills, enterprise, financial advice

Wolves Foundation (Premiership Inspires) – 12 students per session x 3 per year.  Boys and girls – job skills and community work

Excellence Academy – Young Enterprise

Careers Fayre

Wolves Foundation (Premiership Inspires) – 12 students per session x 3 per year.  Boys and girls – job skills and community work

Excellence Academy – Young Enterprise

Wolves Foundation (Premiership Inspires) – 12 students per session x 3 per year.  Boys and girls – job skills and community work

Excellence Academy – Young Enterprise

Wolves Foundation (Premiership Inspires) – 12 students per session x 3 per year.  Boys and girls – job skills and community work

Excellence Academy – Young Enterprise

Wolves Foundation (Premiership Inspires) – 12 students per session x 3 per year.  Boys and girls – job skills and community work

Year 10

Excellence Academy – Beyond Coppice

BBC Bitesize in school event

Excellence Academy – Beyond Coppice

PSHE Tutor focus – The Wider World: choosing a career, CVs, Stem careers, workplace rights

Excellence Academy – Beyond Coppice

Careers Fayre

Excellence Academy – Beyond Coppice Excellence Academy – Beyond Coppice Excellence Academy – Beyond Coppice

Individual meetings with Connexions – careers advice and guidance (SEND Focus)

LLoyds Bank virtual workshop

Year 11 Individual meetings with Connexions and GIna Peace – careers advice and guidance

Excellence Academy – S Club 22

Boyz2Men/Girl Up!

Individual meetings with Connexions and GIna Peace – careers advice and guidance

PSHE Tutor focus – The Wider World: study skills, applying to college and university, job interviews

Excellence Academy – S Club 22

Boyz2Men/Girl Up!

Individual meetings with Connexions and GIna Peace – careers advice and guidance

Excellence Academy – S Club 22

Careers Fayre

Boyz2Men/Girl Up!

Willmott Dixon Visit – Enterprise Adviser (all year group + follow up for interested students)

Individual meetings with Connexions and GIna Peace – careers advice and guidance

Excellence Academy – S Club 22

Boyz2Men/Girl Up!

Individual meetings with Connexions and GIna Peace – careers advice and guidance

Excellence Academy – S Club 22

Boyz2Men/Girl Up!

Year 12

Student Leadership

Unifrog sign up and enrichment opportunities

Young Enterprise

Student Leadership

Unifrog courses and students signing up to MOOCS

Enrichment opportunities

Young Enterprise

Careers Fayre

Student Leadership

Enrichment opportunities

Young Enterprise

Student Leadership

Introduction to school leaver and graduate programmes

Enrichment opportunities

Young Enterprise

 

Student Leadership

Preparation for personal statements and letter of applications/CV’s through Unifrog

Enrichment opportunities

Young Enterprise

Student Leadership

Preparation for personal statements and letter of applications/CV’s through Unifrog

Enrichment opportunities

Young Enterprise

Year 13

Student Leadership

Introduction to UCAS and Apprenticeship applications

Enrichment opportunities

Student Leadership

Guidance and support for different courses available for undergraduates and degree level apprenticeships

Enrichment opportunities

City Summit: Tackling Youth Unemployment Together

Careers Fayre

Enrichment opportunities

Student Leadership

Student finance and accommodations

Interview skills and guidance for successful interviews

Enrichment opportunities

Student Leadership

Student finance and accommodations

Interview skills and guidance for successful interviews

Enrichment opportunities

Student Leadership

Full Coppice Careers, Education, Information and Guidance Plan Download