Careers Education Progression Framework 2018/19+

Year Group & Key focus Objectives: what will the students experience
(through PSHCE and other means?)
Measurable outcomes: how will we evidence the impact of Career’s Ed? Gatsby Benchmarks met

Year 7

(start of Personal  Careers File)

  • Awareness of the world of work including a breadth of positions and methods of working,
  • Personal self-evaluations, including:
    • Future ambitions and necessary steps
    • Positive employment skills
By the end of Year 7, students will have evidence of:

  • Being able to identify a diverse range of careers from different fields,
  • Being able to describe a variety of means of working,
  • Expressing initial preferences for career choices,
  • Identifying key skills for employment & associative links between school and self.
1, 3, 7

Year 8

(Options Choice)

  • Exposure to a range of real-life examples of working people linked to Post-14 Option Choices,
  • Post-14 Options Choice ‘fair’ and ‘Hustings’ to support informed decision making, in conjunction with wider stakeholders (tutors, parents),
  • 1:1 interview to discuss choices and ensure suitability of choices for Post-16 and Post-18 ambitions.
  • Investigation into local LMI for typicality rationale of employment data.
By the end of Year 8, students will have evidence of:

  • Having explored, with wider stakeholders, all possible Post-14 options available to them and their further implications for Post-16 and Post-18 ambitions (including alternative Post-14 options),
  • 1:1 interview evidencing discussion of Post-14 choices with explicit links to Post-16 and Post-18 aspirations.
  • Successfully completed Post-14 Options process.
  • Exposure to a range of employers to highlight skills and habits and with links explicitly drawn between good practice in school and the workplace, informed by local LMI data outcomes.
  • Being able to explicitly link careers to curriculum (through content and skills).
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Year 9

(Work Experience)

  • Develop an awareness of self:
    • Social media profile,
    • Personal statements/CVs,
    • Attendance & punctuality data,
    • Evidence of personal strengths (through employability skills)
  • Complete 1:3 interviews with local employers,
  • Research, apply for and engage on x5 day Work Experience placement,
  • Exposure to key employment skills in context of actual working environment.
By the end of Year 9, students will have evidence of:

  • Experienced formal job interviews with local employers (mocks) and received evaluative feedback of areas of strength and areas to develop in terms of key employability skills,
  • Practical, first-hand experience of having researched, applied for and engaged with a real-life employment through work experience,
  • Critical self-review through reflective W/Exp log-book supported by objective employer review plus school (critical appraisal placement visit),
  • Able to articulate or present ‘employment self’ through reasoned personal statement, supported by practical examples and tempered through feedback from employment experiences described above.
1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Year 10

(Readiness for Post 16 Application)

  • Exposure to a breadth of Post-16 and Post-18 destinations through visiting speakers (all),
  • Exposure to examples of Post-16 and Post-18 destinations through ENR (targeted groups),
  • Exposure to Alumni experiences of Post-16 application process (2019+),
  • Post-16 application process launched;
By the end of Year 10, students will have evidence of:

  • Full awareness of the range of local, regional and national options for Post-16 & Post 18 destinations including apprenticeships and non-academic pathways,
  • Draft CV & Personal Statement contextualised through key employability skills and supported with evidence of relevant practical experiences,
  • Initial draft of individual ‘career path’ aspirational plan, detailing:
    • Aspirational Post-16 target, Post-18 target,
    • Pre-requisites to realise target,
    •  Alternative ‘back-up’ plan in case Post-16 target not met,
    • Alternative ‘back-up’ plan in case Post-18 target not met,
    • All of the above for second choice aspirational target (different).
1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Year 11
  • Individualised guidance through external, objective, L6 qualified councillor,
  • Exposure to second round of interview techniques and self-evaluative review,
  • Awareness of ‘Digital Footprint’,
  • Engagement with social media and technology sources relevant to aspirational Post-16/Post-18 preferences.
  • Development of ‘professional self’ social media identity.
By the end of Year 11, students will have evidence of:

  • Having engaged with at least one 1:1 interview with L6 qualified external Personal Guidance councillor, to confirm individual career path personal plan.
  • Successful application to Post-16 destinations including interviews,
  • GDPR self-review prior to Post-16 application.
  • Creation of ‘professional’ online identity discrete from ‘self’,
  • Engagement with positive arêtes and examples of Post 16 & Post 18 aspirations (eg: following key employer or university on Twitter).