Careers

Careers and future pathways are discussed with all pupils from Key Stage 3 and throughout Key Stage 4.  The curriculum adopted at The Endeavour is a vocational and experiential one where learning is related to 'life beyond The Endeavour'.  

All pupils from Year 9 upwards have Preparing for Adulthood meetings with a PfA (preparation for adulthood) advisor.  This is to support the pupils through transitions and to discuss future options with regard to post-16 and career prospects.

Key Stage 3

  • In KS3 careers education is delivered within lessons that include PSHE, independent living, English, maths and science.

  • PSHE - Hopes and dreams for the future, setting goals and understanding relationships.

  • Independent Living - Budgeting, life skills.

  • English - Reading and handwriting skills required for adult life.

  • Maths - Solving real-life maths problems including money and time as well as arithmetic.

  • Science, technology and horticulture - Real-life contexts and examples from the world of work.  Up to date developments in the real world are incorporated into pupil learning.

  • Educational visits - Class trips to the workplace.

Key Stage 4

  • In KS4 the careers education is delivered across several subjects including PSHE, English. maths, science, life skills and key skills.

  • PSHE - relationships in the workplace.

  • English - Reading and writing skills relevant to adult life:writing personal details including full address and filling out application forms, speaking and listening skills.

  • Maths - Problem solving in real-life contexts, credit vs debit and budgeting, money and time.

  • Science, technology and horticulture - Real-life contexts and examples from the world of work.  Up to date developments in the real world are incorporated into pupil learning.

  • Encounters with employers are linked to the curriculum  when possible.  This could be in the form of assembly, and employer visiting a lesson or class trips out to the workplace. Work experience takes place over 2 weeks during the summer term for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils.