Careers Programme By Year Group

Year group


Gatsby Bench- mark



PSHE lessons:

What is careers education, careers terminology,

My career action plan,

My strengths and interests

My dream job.

What is success

The changing nature of the job market

2, 3, 4

By the end of Y7, students will be able to identify their key strengths and qualities, begin to make links between curriculum subjects and careers and have begun to develop awareness of the changing job market and made a career action plan.


Career Fayres – Christmas and summer

PSHE lessons:

Entrepreneurial  skills,

Working in groups to set up a business for a craft fair.

2, 3, 4




At the end of Y8, students will be aware of entrepreneurial skills and have worked in small groups to set up a small enterprise to raise money for the school’s charities.


Careers Advisor available at Parents' Evenings

PSHE lessons

Option choices – choosing the best options for your future

Empowering Equality – celebrating Int Women’s Day & challenging stereotypes






At the end of Y9, students will understand how best to make decisions for career choices and make the best possible selection of GCSE subjects. They will have met and had the opportunity to discuss career choices with employers and career advisors. They will have some understanding of the importance of being broadminded in considering future job roles and to challenge stereotyping.


Trip to Bath College

ICE (Informal Careers Event)

Study Skills Evening to introduce work Experience

Careers Advisor available at Parents' Evenings

PSHE lessons:


Employability skills

Writing a CV

Preparing for work Experience

Protection at work

Career Pilot ICT program

Future Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair, Bath College at the Guildhall, Bath

CURO construction visit, new Mulberry Park site visit

1:1/group career appointment

Study Skills Evening to launch Work Experience in September

Work Experience placement
















At the end of Y10, students will have a greater understanding of the world of work, especially through their work experience placement.

They will have met with several employers, and apprenticeship provides and trainers and will be able to begin thinking about employability, which careers appeal to them and to set realistic future goals. They will be given help to write a CV and know how they are protected by the law at work.


They will have had the opportunity to visit the Apprenticeship fair and have met with several employers at the careers event.









Students will be introduced to Work experience at the Study Skills Evening in October. They  should find their own Work experience, but will have one to one interviews with the Careers Adviser and meet with their tutors


Trip to Bath  College

ICE (Informal Careers Event)Bath University Study Skills Day

Inventing Futures programme, Year 11

Careers Advisor available at Parents' Evenings

PSHE lessons

Post 16 choices

Writing a cover letter

Interview skills

1:1/group career appointment





Trip to Bath Spa University for students interested in business or teaching courses

Bath University Study Skills Day

FutureFirst (alumni organisation) - Choices boost workshops

Access to Bath Bristol widening participation scheme

Assemblies/visiting speakers workshops and assemblies

ICE (Informal Careers Event)

Careers Advisor available at Parents' Evenings








By the end of year 12, students will have met with a number of employers at the Careers event.

They will be aware of courses at university and the application process.

They will have help writing a personal statement and applying to UCAS


Trip to Bath  College

ICE (Informal Careers Event)


FutureFirst (alumni organisation) - Choices boost workshops



Careers Advisor available at Parents' Evenings

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