Curriculum Roadmap

Our Careers Education Curriculum provides a holistic approach to equip students with essential knowledge, skills, and confidence to shape their future. We believe that by empowering students throughout their secondary education, we can unlock their full potential and support them in achieving their dreams.

In Year 7, students embark on an exciting journey to explore a variety of career opportunities. They develop a solid understanding of the skills and competencies required to pursue their dreams.

As students progress to Year 8, they gain confidence in exploring a wide range of careers. They make connections between the skills and attributes necessary for each profession and their own emerging skill set. By linking their personal strengths to different career paths, students gain valuable insights into potential future opportunities.

In Year 9, students make informed choices for their GCSE options. Armed with a secure understanding of career requirements, students are able to make informed decisions that align with their aspirations, ensuring a strong foundation for their future endeavours.

Year 10 marks an exciting milestone as students dive into the world of work. They identify, apply for, and complete a work placement, gaining invaluable hands-on experience. Through this practical exposure, students identify the skills utilised by individuals in various roles and evaluate their own skill development, enhancing their readiness for the world of employment.

In Year 11, students confidently navigate the multitude of pathways available to them, both through academic and technical education. Equipped with comprehensive knowledge and understanding, they make informed decisions that align with their long-term ambitions and goals. By taking charge of their future, students lay a strong foundation for a successful journey ahead.

In Year 12 and 13, students build a long term careers plan; creating their own goals and identifying opportunities to develop and nurture their own specialist academic interests. All students acquire a firm understanding of post 18 options, such as: university, apprenticeships, FE courses, Gap year and employment.