Careers Curriculum & Guidance in Schools

Careers is embedded into our curriculum at Fred Longworth High School. Throughout the academic year and across all year groups we have various activities happening, such as; employer talks, visits from a variety of education and training providers, real world links, mentoring opportunities. There are also lots of mini projects that students can get involved in such as business enterprise challenges / STEM competitions etc. Each faculty has a focus on careers and we have established a careers champion in each area who is responsible for this.

You can click on the above links to see the Gatsby benchmarks, which we strive as a school to achieve in all areas of careers. All students from Year 8 – 11 have access to Xello – which is a programme giving lots of information about current and post 16 opportunities, along with general careers information (students have automatic sign in using Office 365).

KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

Throughout KS3 Careers is delivered generally through the curriculum with some work done on PSHE days. Students also have a 6 week period of form time dedicated to careers exploration.

Students in year 8 and 9 can access Xello (app) via office 365 to start their career planning journey.

PSHE form time focussed on Careers information.

PSHE day – World of Work Day (Year 8).

Year 10

Throughout the academic year, year 10 students have access to appointments with the careers adviser, they also have a careers lesson every 2 weeks. Along with a variety of information assemblies and talks from external providers / employers.

Year 10 Curriculum Evening

Futures Questionnaire – this is a questionnaire about what students are thinking about doing in the future – this helps us prioritise and gives students the correct level of support.

College Open events September – December

PSHE Careers Day – March

Individual Careers Guidance Interviews with Mrs Russell, Careers Adviser

PSHE Careers Day – June

Year 10 College Taster Visits – July

Year 11

Throughout the academic year, year 11 students all have a 1-1 guidance appointment with the careers adviser this will take place before February half term. Year 11 also have a careers lesson every 2 weeks, with a focus on preparing them for finishing school and their applications. Along with a variety of providers coming to speak to them about the opportunities available after school.  

Careers Lessons – every 2 weeks

Individual Careers Guidance Interviews with Mrs Russell Careers Adviser

College Open events Sep – Dec

Careers Conference at Leigh Sports Village – October

Mock Interview Day – November

Applications to College to be completed by December.

College Interviews (Nov – April)

Application process for Apprenticeships / Training starts (continuous through to summer)

GCSE Exams

Transition to next steps.