Careers Plan – Year 7

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Term 1

  1. Diversity in the workplace

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 7 students will be introduced to the Equality Act (2010), protected characteristics and the value that diversity can bring to a workplace. 

    Through these sessions, they will understand that the character strengths of compassion, open-mindedness and respect are also employability skills. 

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Term 2

  1. The future labour market and employability skills

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 7 students will be introduced to the differences between salaries and wages, but their main focus will be on understanding that the character strengths that the school encourages and values are also employability skills. They will be introduced to the ‘future labour market’ and how to recognise (and use) workplace or organisational values in choosing a career or job.

    Through these sessions, they will understand that the character strengths of compassion are also employability skills. 

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Term 3

  1. Work/life balance

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 7 will consider the fact that careers decisions are about choosing how a job might impact their wider life. For example, they will think about the impact of travel, different working environments and where they would like to work. 

    Through these sessions, they will understand that the character strengths of motivation and resilience are also employability skills. 

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Term 4

  1. Values in the workplace

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 7 students will consider the role that integrity plays in choosing their careers, and also thinking about the role that stress can play in a career. 

    Through these sessions, they will understand that the character strengths of resilience, communication and integrity are also employability skills. 

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Term 5

  1. What is engineering?

    Year 7 students will be introduced to the wide range of careers within the engineering sector. They will be introduced to a careers project and encouraged to understand the impact that stereotyping is having on career choices for some students when considering careers in engineering.

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Term 6

  1. Employability skills development: Camping, Wrotham Walk

    Year 7 students will have the opportunity to develop their character and employability skills through involvement in a variety of activities including the Year 7 Camping and the Wrotham Walk. 

    Through these sessions, they will understand that the character strengths of creativity, teamwork and resilience are also employability skills. 

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  2. Enterprise: The Tyre Challenge

    Year7 students who are unable to take part in the camping activities will have the opportunity to take part in the Tyre Challenge. This team challenge will give them the opportunity to develop their communication, creativity and teamwork skills.

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  3. Understanding a range of options on the learning journey

    In their fortnightly careers sessions, Year 7s will gain a fuller understanding of the terms and decisions that they will be making during their career journey at Wrotham School. This includes sessions focussed on GCSEs, apprenticeships, sixth form/college and university.

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