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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

PSHE Programme KS3/4(Careers)

Year Group

Focus

Autumn Term (2)

Summer Term (2)

Year 7

Explore students’ interests and motivations and develop a broad understanding of world of work.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Enterprise skills and introduction to careers. Challenging career stereotypes and raising aspirations.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Making ethical and financial decisions. Saving, spending and budgeting our money.
 

Year 8

Explore further students’ interests and motivations and start to build up a profile of skills, talents and qualities that they can build upon.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Evaluating value for money in services. Risks and consequences of making financial decisions.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Rights and responsibilities in the community. Tackling age and disability discrimination. 

Year 9

Focus on building career aspirations and exploring a variety of career pathways and opportunities.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Careers and Values; developing qualities and skills.

Use of websites such as Talking Jobs, UCAS (The Buzz Quiz), Explore Job families.                                           

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Reflecting on learning skills development in Key Stage 3.

Year 10

Address self-presentation and explore the variety of skills and qualities employers are looking for.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus:  Understanding the causes and effects of debt.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Preparation for work. Develop employability skills and relate learning to the world of work.

Year 11

Support with practical plans and guidance when making decisions and applications for post-16 learning.

Living in the Wider World.

Focus: Understanding the College/ Sixth Form application process and plans beyond school.   Skills for employment and career progression.