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Careers & Work Experience

Careers & Work Experience at The Pavilion

Aims/Philosophy:  Lifeskills and Work-Related Learning

 

  The Pavilion is committed to meeting the statutory requirements for Work Related Learning and in doing so prepares students for the best possible adult and working life.  It is aware of the need to ensure that the whole curriculum effectively relates to the world of work and maximizes the relevance of its work content. Students will also be given a wide range of opportunities to experience the world of work through visiting speakers, visits to colleges, organisations and Careers Events.

Key Stage 3

 

Autumn 1

  • To develop self-awareness
  • To use Fast Tomato software to obtain independent information.
  • To be able to write a short paragraph describing personal qualities.

Autumn 2

  • To identify different types of work and explore the aspects of uniform.
  • To evaluate preferences for different types of work based on uniform.
  • To understand what clothes say about a person.

Spring 1

  • To understand ambitions and goals.
  • To understand how to set achievable targets and set one.
  • To explore the difference between a job and a career.

Spring 2

  • To understand different pathways [academic and vocational]
  • To explore and choose GCSE Options

Summer 1

  • To understand the different work sectors.
  • To understand about Labour Market Information in relation to work sectors and KS4 options
  • To produce a poster about work opportunities in a chosen sector.

Summer 2

  • To understand Employability skills
  • To understand the purpose and requirements for Work Experience in Yr 10
  • To experience an “Out to work for a day”.

Assessment

Students will be assessed on a range of Employability Skills during these lessons including; self-control, communication, team work, time management,  problem solving, perseverance and resilience.

Key Stage 4 

Course breakdown

 

 

 Year 10

 Year 11

Autumn 1

  • Identify and evaluate personal skills and qualities.
  • To understand and interpret Work Experience [WEX] requirements.
  • To understand a range of employability skills and apply them to WEX.
  • To analyse and review WEX.
  • Identify and evaluate personal skills and qualities.
  • To understand and interpret Work Experience [WEX] requirements.
  • To understand a range of employability skills and apply them to WEX.
  • To analyse and review WEX.

Autumn 2

  • To analyse Labour Market Information in relation to WEX.
  • To communicate effectively by making a presentation to the group about WEX.
  • To participate in a careers interview and respond in depth.
  • To understand safe working practices and environments.
  • To communicate effectively by making a presentation to the group.
  • To participate in a careers interview and respond in depth.
  • To understand the various components of an application form and the procedure.
  • To identify an appropriate course and provider and complete an application.

Spring 1

  • To complete a CV
  • To understand part time working opportunities for under 16s
  • To develop Financial Literacy by exploring the cost of living.
  • To develop Financial Literacy by exploring Money Management [ safe spending and saving and creating a budget]
  • To participate in Careers Interview with an independent advisor.
  • To complete all applications to college.
  • To ensure a “Plan B” option.
  • To understand formal interview techniques and practise a mock interview.
  • To understand Time Management [re: exams and work]

Spring 2

  • To set one Employability Target for this half term
  • To write a covering letter for an application
  • To understand Perseverance and Problem Solving
  • To understand what is meant by Study Skills.
  • To understand stress and how to manage it [re: exams and work]
  • To apply for Apprenticeships [From March]
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Summer 1

  • To understand what is meant by study skills.
  • To understand stress and how to manage it [re: end of year exams and work]
  • To understand Health and Safety in the work place.

*Type year 11 S.O.W for Summer term 1 here

Summer 2

  • To understand Colleges and explore the differences between college and 6th form.
  • To explore rights and responsibilities in the workplace including Wellbeing.
  • To understand the issues related to diversity in the workplace.

GCSE Examinations – all lessons will be revision sessions.

 

Staff

Lesley Graham

 

  • 58b Chandos Avenue
    Whetstone
    N20 9DX

    0208 446 1533

  • Pavilion
    110 Meadway
    Barnet
    EN5 5JX

    0208 359 5240

  • The Pavilion - Church Farm
    Church Hill Rd,
    East Barnet,
    London EN4 8XE

    0203 890 8474

  • Galaxy Ward,
    Barnet General Hospital,
    Wellhouse Lane, Barnet,
    EN5 3DJ

    0208 216 5208