Why embed careers into your curriculum?
NEW INSPIRATION: You could be providing the single inspirational moment that changes the direction of a student’s life.
MOTIVATION: Students see that subjects are relevant to the real world and therefore why it’s important to study them.
Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking Curriculum to Careers
What Can You Do To Link Learning To Careers - Here are a few simple things you can do:
Create a careers corner in your classroom
Include pathways students could take at age 16 and age 18
Highlight essential skills that link to activities
Could you frame your lesson with a job role or job sector?
Display websites and events
Be personal and share your own story
Engage with parents, businesses and organisations
Invite alumni – the cherry on the cake!
If you have a friend or family member who is a local employer who would be willing to come into school to inspire our students please get in touch with Tracey Archdale- Careers Leader- and we would be delighted to welcome them into our school.
Contact Tracey Archdale- Careers Leader- if you would like to work with a local employer to discuss how you might like to bring your curriculum subject to life with real-world examples.
The Careers and Enterprise Company have developed 27 subject inspiration guides, lesson slides and homework sheets to help you. My Learning, My Future is a suite of Benchmark 4 resources to support subject teaching staff to engage students in curriculum learning by highlighting the relevance of their subjects to future careers, opportunities and pathways. The aim of the resources is for students to see the relevance and value of subject curriculum teaching and learning and to be explicitly supported in making connections between subjects and pathways to positive transitions, including the amplification of vocational and technical qualifications. The resources are designed to be used easily by curriculum subject staff through lessons, homework and/or extra-curricular sessions.
National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Get the Jump https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-your-education-and-training-choices