Achieve Programme – Careers

Students study aspects of careers within two tutor sessions a week in the second half of the Autumn term.

Objectives that students aim for within this programme are as follows:

Year 7

  • Apply knowledge of different types of job and industry to career interests
  • Apply the knowledge that jobs and industries are gender neutral to their interests
  • Summarise the different places that people work
  • Explain why a career isn’t one thing for life

Year 8

  • Understand different types of job and industry
  • Explain why jobs and industries are gender neutral
  • Understand the information they need to make an informed career choice
  • Understand that a career isn’t one thing fixed for life
  • Identify what employers look for in a skillset

Year 9

  • Identify options for post-16 education (college, sixth form, apprenticeships)
  • Explain the differences between different post-16 options
  • Understand how to influence your future choices for education and careers
  • Implement a SMART goals plan

Year 10

  • Evaluate your ‘brand’ and why it is important to you
  • Explain characteristics employers find desirable
  • Create a good quality CV
  • Apply knowledge of what makes a successful interview
  • Explain options for post-16 education (college, sixth form, apprenticeships)

Year 11

  • Experiment with options for post-16 intentions
  • Recommend improvements to a CV
  • Make informed choices about Post 16 intentions
  • Apply knowledge of competencies to make a record

Post-16

  • Explain what content needs to go into a personal statement
  • Contrast the differences between further education near home or away from home
  • Apply knowledge of good referencing technique
  • Explain different funding options for further education