Careers in the Curriculum

Year 6 transition
Students develop enterprising attributes during our summer school and identify learner profile attributes of strength. 

Year 7
Students undertake an enterprise module in Citizenship lessons, applying communication, project management and leadership competencies to a business dilemma. Year 7 financial literacy is enhanced (financial planning and budgeting) as our Lower Sixth LIBF Financial studies students deliver a personal finance session. Students develop course knowledge and presentation competencies when delivering this content to Year 7 students.

Year 8 
Financial literacy and mathematical abilities are applied to an economics career context, through the “Discovery Risk” workshop. Students reflect upon their learner profile attribute development using Unifrog, careers lead maps identified “attributes of strength” to careers guidance and opportunities.

Year 9
All students partake in “Enterprise Day”, whereby enterprising attributes are developed further, problem solving, risk taking and financial planning all enhanced. Introduction to GCSE Business content and a “dragons den” style competition. All students are given personal guidance by senior leaders for GCSE options.
Students reflect upon their learner profile attribute development, careers lead maps identified “attributes of strength” to careers guidance and opportunities.

Year 9 Enterprise Day

Year 10
During citizenship modules, students create CVs, personal statements and are prepared for the world of work with etiquette and business acumen addressed. Students undertake a work experience placement which is linked to previously identified attributes of strength. Students create a reflective project (replicating the IBCP reflective project) which considers an ethical dilemma in the workplace.
Students have the option to undertake our flagship “enterprising” course, AQA GCSE Business.
Students reflect upon their learner profile attribute development, careers lead maps identified “attributes of strength” to careers guidance and opportunities.

Year 11
Students refine CVs and personals statements from Year 10 and are prepared for the recruitment process (e.g. application and interview) in our “world of work” day. Students are interviewed and build professional networks, social capital and interview technique. All students are given personal guidance by senior teachers for next steps.
Students have the option to undertake our flagship “enterprising” course, AQA GCSE Business.
Students reflect upon their learner profile attribute development, careers lead maps identified “attributes of strength” to careers guidance and opportunities.

Sixth Form
An opportunity for students to enter our centre of excellence for enterprise education, taking either A Level Business, IB Business Management, LIBF Financial Studies, A Level Economics or IB Economics Students fully immerse themselves in the world of work, possibly in international contexts.
Their placement is linked to a learner profile “attributes of strength”. Students develop their professional networks, social capital and information of current labour market information through a “round robin” style “careers speed dating” session, meeting a variety of professionals from a variety of industries.  
IBCP and Financial Studies utilise the knowledge generated from their course studies to deliver sessions to younger students (Year 7).
Students also get the chance to attend the Royal Economics Society’s “Women in Economics” lectures.