Our Careers Programme: Curriculum Areas

The 6 Rs 1. RESPECT 2. RESPONSIBLE 3. REFLECTIVE 4. REASONING 5. RESOURCEFUL 6. RESILIENT

Curriculum Area

Year group

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance covered

Applied Science

12 – 13

Students will carry out industry-standard laboratory practices while gaining an appreciation for analytical Science. The course covers aspects of A-level Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a further Genetics module. Skills developed throughout this course are transferrable to further education and jobs within the industry

Art

7-13

An in-depth look at Careers and Higher education routes within the Art Industry.
Students taking part in Sculpture Park Project, promoting careers in building, construction and architecture industries.

Biology

7 -13

Students look at the careers within the medical profession, research area including Biotechnology, microbiology, genetics and biochemistry.
Students also research sectors within the environmental science profession and look at other areas including forensic science, sports science, gene therapist and psychiatrist.

Business

12 – 13

The course includes units on the legal system, marketing, business and personal finance – the course is aimed at preparing students to work in business and administration. Students research Careers within accountancy, banking, marketing, the legal system and entrepreneurship
Leeds University of Law come in to talk to students about careers and university opportunities. Experts from Local Businesses come in to talk about opportunities in the local area such as Production Park

Chemistry

7 – 13

Student’s research job roles within the medical and research professions, they look at roles including Doctors, Radiographers, Dentists and Medicine Development. Within the research profession students cover job roles such as biotechnology and biochemistry. Other sectors that are researched are forensic science, colour chemist, oil Surveyor, food chemistry and environmental Science.

Child Care

9 – 11

This course gives students an insight and supports them in researching careers in child care, such as child minder, play worker, primary education.

12 -13

Our Level 3 course again provides students with work experience in a child care sector, quite a lot of our students go into local schools. The programme also provides students who achieve the full qualification a licence to practice in an early years setting or go on to university to study primary teaching, social work, paediatric nursing and similar carers.

Creative

7 – 13

Students Involved In putting on a big musical production incorporating lots of backstage roles, leadership and directorial roles, developing key skills for the creative industry.

Creative Digital Media

9 – 12

Students look at job roles within the CDM Industry. They research Pre-production skills, creating Digital Graphics, creating a multi-page website and looking at the wold of creative digital animation.

12 – 13

Students research jobs role within the CDM Industry, looking at sectors such as Media products and audiences, Pre-production and planning, journalism and the news industry and sounds in the media industry, e.g. music.

7 – 13

All – Applicable career links based on the content of the lesson. Each career link also contains average salary in the UK.

Drama

7 -11

Students have the opportunity to visit the set of Emmerdale and explore jobs within the TV industry.

English

7 & 8

Lessons have explicit links to future careers in English e.g. editing, journalism, playwriting, acting etc.
Students explicitly look at Journalism in Key Stage 3 – creating newspaper articles from the texts being read.

7 -13

Look at descriptive writing and editing, as well as speaking, listening and presenting skills that will help in the world of work. Students explore the importance of being able to properly proof-read and use basic literacy in any career when writing emails etc.
FIREFLY – English have created a careers page on the English section, this support students to look at English degrees and how the skills developed support students in many careers.

12 -13

Research editorial writing and the aspects of journalism
Research roles within advertising & marketing
Students have the opportunity to attend a visit – English Day that introduces P16 students to the world of work – journalism, creative writing, television etc.

French

8

Students look at the positives of studying a foreign language. Discussing careers that languages are used commonly in, and how they can enhance job prospects.

11

Students discuss future study ideas, looking at routes in to University and Apprenticeships. Students also discuss Job preferences and look at part time work and the advantages and disadvantages of working or not working.

Flex

9

PSD targeted Pathways – Discuss areas such as preparation for work and timekeeping, research job markets and preparing for Interviews.

10-11

Explore careers industries within the travel and tourism sector

11

Students study a careers topic, discussing future career plans and advantages/disadvantages of different jobs.

Hospitality & Catering

8

Explore careers within food.

9 – 10

Exploring roles, responsibilities and other key areas in the catering and hospitality industry

11

Explore career opportunities in the food Industry

Geography

7

Students look at the different sectors of employment within Geography, exploring how they have changed over time. Students also look at logistics in different industries, looking at how a mobile phone goes from being made to ending up on shop shelves.

8

Students look at informal and formal employment routes.

9 – 11

Through the changing world topic Students look at industries including science parks and business parks and research the reasons why they locate in particular areas. We also look at enterprise zones, again it is more about advantages of location which does include skilled employees etc.

Health & Social Care

9 -10

Students explore careers in the Health and Social Care

12

Students explore careers within the Health Care sector, they also have the opportunity to gain some valuable work experience in a social care setting.

12 – 13

Our level 3 students explore careers within the Health Care sector, they also have the opportunity to gain some valuable work experience in setting such as the NHS and other Care settings.

History

7 -13

Students explore and link the skills they develop through their studies of History and link these to different careers.

HLTA Programme

14

Our HLTA programme gives students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a school setting, on completion of the course they also gain HLTA status.

Learning for Life

7

Talentino – Students understand how their skills can support them into career pathways.Students also gain knowledge on progression routes. Research job roles that relate to diverse careers. Listen to oral presentations and have the opportunity to ask further questions.
Minsthorpe Careers Ambassadors support teaching staff in lessons through the Talentino programme.

8

Option choices – Students supported with options research, Internal and external presentations looking at GCSE options to support choices. Also students and parents can attend options evening and 1-1 guidance sessions to look at research and how students have come to their choices.
Danielle Hutchings (LEP) and other guest speakers present to our students to support their GCSE options.

9

Kudos – Students answer questions about likes and dislikes, and enter the qualification levels they are aiming to achieve. Based on answers, Kudos will create a list of suggested careers.Kudos uses a common sense approach: if you like the aspects that make up a career then it’s likely to be suitable. If there are aspects of the career you don’t like then it is less likely to be suggested to you.
External programme put in place to support our Year 9 students with CEIAG, Companies such as Next PLC, Engie and Harrison CM support with activity based programmes.

10

CV Writing & Mock Interview – Students complete a CV and then undertake a mock Interview with a local employer – the employer provides feedback regarding the students Interview and CV.

11

Application & Progression Pathways – Students are supported through the progression routes from year 11, external talks looking at Apprenticeships, College / University. We also look at Interview preparation and transferable skills to support next steps.
External talks from Janet Clarke (JC +) Roy Ward (Bradford College) & Linda Beaver (ASK Apprenticeships) looking at all the progression pathways open to our students. There is also a talk on Interview preparation and advice on filling in application forms.

Maths

7 – 11

Discuss how maths is used in different occupations. Bank of England speaker delivered talk to Year 10 girl students.

12 – 13

Students look at the role of an accountant.

Music

9 – 11

Students study a unit purely based on the Music industry and how all job roles link together. They have to know the process of putting on a concert including all job roles, legal requirements and skills involved, this also goes for the recording process. They then learn about requirements of an artist including licensing music, copyright, distribution, wages and contracts etc.

9- 13

All music industry job roles are covered and students also learn about unions, venues, licensing etc.
students visit Huddersfield University to explore music tech job roles and future education pathways

Performing Arts

10

Preparation, Performance and Production – Understanding and applying the skills required for all job roles of the industry in order to put on a performance event

9 – 10

Exploring the performing Arts – Developing and applying the understanding of performing Styles by exploring the wok of the industry.

12 – 13

Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance – developing and applying the skills of a live performer.

Photography

12 – 13

An in-depth look at Careers and Higher education routes within the photography Industry.

Physics

7 – 11

Students explore job roles within the medical profession, areas that they look at include Doctors, Radiographers and Dentists. Within Physics they also look at the role Physics plays in the Engineering sector, exploring roles within engineering such as Civil, Automotive, Aerospace, MOD and bio engineering. Other areas they research include product design, space exploration, particle physics and sports science.

Pre – Apprenticeship Programme

12

This course is aimed at preparing students for working life – this includes applying for jobs, working in teams, solving work related problems and involves work experience. Experts come in from the world of industry to talk about apprenticeships and job opportunities. They also work alongside students on project work.

Product Design

8

Students Explore careers in product design

9

Explore job roles including, technical drawing, CAD operators, graphic design packaging, technicians, computer programming and the energy Industry

10

Explore job role within, technical drawing, CAD operators, graphic design packaging, and technician

11

Explore job roles within product design and manufacturing.

12 – 13

Product Design in Action – Engaging and interactive KS5 Product Design inspiration day. Five renowned speakers from a diverse range of studios will give students the inside story of product design- students will learn from real life designers how to think about and tackle design as a concept, how science relates to design and how to use inspiration. They will learn about the careers in the industry and how to take ideas from concepts to commercially viable ideas.

Psychology

12 – 13

Students research career areas such as psychology, clinical psychology, nursing, teaching, law and counselling.

Sociology

12 – 13

Students research job roles such as social work, counselling, probation officer and the police. We also provide a variety of talks and visits with the Police force, magistrate’s court and solicitors

Science Week

7 -11

Careers feature as part of the activities within Science week.

STEM

8 – 10

STEM club runs after college – Several STEM off site trips are planned, as well as external activities that take place within the college – E.G. Tomorrows Engineers

Sport

12

Students look at different areas within the sports world, they look at Health & Safety at work, learning how to risk assess. Students study and take part in the organisation of a sport event, developing key leadership and management skills. Students study and practically carry out skills that are required in many different vocational roles within sport. Roles include, management, first aid, rehabilitation, fitness testing and training, sports coaching & leadership, performance analysis & working safely in sport.

Textiles

8

Explore careers within textiles.

9 – 10

Explore different job roles within manufacturing.

11

Explore roles in researching fashion and the different roles within manufacturing
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