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Y11 PSHE Employability

Objectives and Outcomes Possible teaching activities (Starter, Main, Plenary and Homework: Consider AL, progress, pace & challenge) Key Questions / Plenary activities Keywords, Skill Builder Differentation Resources / Additional Notes
Lesson 1: What key skills are employers looking for in the workplace?

Learning Objective:

What key skills are employers looking for in the work place?

Learning Outcomes:

E: Identify some of the key skills employers require in the workplace

F: Define some of the key skills employers require in the workplace

D: Describe why certain skills are important in the work place

S: Explain which key skills are important in the workplace

M: Evaluate which are the most important key skills and justify your choices

Hook Starter: From the logos on the slide, identify the 8 employability skills and write them in books

Challenge: which is the most important and why

Activity 1: Discuss a definition of each skill in turn. Copy the definition on to the worksheet and give an example of when the skill has been used (NB this can be an example from in school or out of school)

Discuss what transferrable skills are and why are they important?

Discuss why it is important to be able to give an example of how / when you have used skills.

Activity 2: Read the different statements about each skill on the progress tracker in the back of exercise books. Students should highlight which statement applies to them for each skill.

Plenary

E: Which of the key skills employers require in the workplace are you best at? Why? Which are you worst at? Why

F: Which of the key skills employers require in the workplace do you think is most important? Are you good at this skill? Why / why not?

D: Why are key skills important in the work place? Which skill are you the worst at? How could you improve?

S: Explain why transferrable skill are important in the workplace. How can you develop these skills in school?

M: Which are the most important transferrable skills? Justify your choices. Which lessons are the best for developing transferrable skills in school? Why?

Keywords

Listening

Presenting

Problem Solving

Creativity

Staying Positive

Aiming Higher

Leadership

Teamwork

Skill Builder

As above

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

Resources available for students to access on laptops different colours if required.

PowerPoint

Worksheet

Tracker sheets in the back of PSHE books

Lesson 2: Career Pilot – What jobs would be good for my skills and interests? COMPUTER ROOM

Learning Objective:

Complete the careerpilot questionnaire and research one of the jobs it recommends

Learning Outcomes:

E: Identify one job that you may be good at

F: Identify one job that you may be good at and investigate what it involves

D: Identify three jobs that you may be good at and investigate what one involves

S: Identify three jobs that you may be good at, investigate what each involves and find similar jobs that may be of interest

M: Identify three jobs that you may be good at including what they involve and explore other related jobs within the same job sectors

Hook Starter: Can students recognise Careerweb from Y10 and remember how to log on?

Activity 1: Depending on how far they got during WOW days in Y10, students should either:

  1. Register and start using careerpilot to map their skills
  2. Start the quiz to identify their skills / qualities and suggested jobs
  3. Continue working through the quiz
  4. Research job sectors / specific jobs that they are interested in
  5. Complete the worksheet
  6. Research jobs / job sectors linked to what they want to do / what careerpilot suggests would be good for them
  7. Make a note in their planners of other useful websites / check out other useful websites

Plenary: Have students achieved their learning outcome as a minimum?

E: I have identified one job that I may be good at and included the relevant information about it on my worksheet

F: I have identified one job that I may be good at and included lots of information about what it involves on my worksheet

D: I have identified three jobs that I may be good at and included detailed information about one of them on my worksheet

S: I have identified three jobs that I may be good at, investigate what each involves, included relevant information on my worksheet and find similar jobs that may be of interest to me

M: I have identified three jobs that I may be good at, completed information on my worksheet about what they involve and explored other related jobs within the same job sectors

Keywords

Career

Job Sector

Skills

Qualifications

Skill Builder

Aiming High

Problem Solving

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

Resources available for students working on laptops to access and on different colours if required

PowerPoint

Worksheet

Careerpilot programme

Lesson 3: The future is now!

Learning Objective:

How will labour market trends influence future employment opportunities?

Learning Outcomes:

E: Identify two jobs that are growing and two that are declining

F: Describe two reasons why jobs are growing and two reason why jobs are declining

D: Explain which jobs are growing in the local area

S: Explain which job sectors will be important in the future

M: Evaluate how changes in job sectors could impact your choice of Post 16 / 18 destination

Hook Starter: What links the two pairs of pictures? (Old and new technology) How does this affect your future? (The world of work is constantly changing)

Activity 1: Hot and Cold jobs Decide whether the job on each of the slides is hot (more becoming available) or cold (less becoming available) – red / green cards, thumbs up / thumbs down, use of whiteboards – teacher choice.

Activity 2: From the information sheets provided, students should complete their ‘The future is now’ worksheet. Answers provided on the PowerPoint

Activity 3: With a partner, use the information to complete the ‘What is changing’ worksheet. Compare answers with another pair. Answers provided on the PowerPoint

Plenary: Exit Challenge Answer your question (or a higher one) in your book.

E: Identify two jobs that are growing and two that are declining. Is the job you want to do ‘hot’ or ‘cold’?

F: Give one reasons why jobs are growing and one reason why jobs are declining. Is the job you want to do growing or declining?

D: Which jobs are growing in the Derby area? Can you do the job you want to do in Derby?

S: Which job sectors will be important in the future? Are you interested in one of these sectors? Why / Why not?

M: How will what you have learned about ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ job sectors affect your choice of Post 16 / 18 destination and the course you choose?

Keywords Labour Market

Job trends

Job sectors

Skill Builder

Listening

Problem Solving

Teamwork

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

Resources available for students working on laptops to access and on different colours if required

PowerPoint

Information sheets

The future is now worksheet

What is changing worksheet

Lesson 4: Travelling to work and study

Learning Objective:

To raise aspirations by encouraging students to consider travelling to work or study

Learning Outcome:

E: Identify a reason why jobs have changed over the years and a reason to travel for work or study

F: Describe the types of jobs that are concentrated in cities and why people might travel to work there

D: Explain why there are concentrations of some types of jobs in Derby and why people might want to work in Derby

S: Explain the advantages and disadvantages of travelling for work or study

M: Evaluate what influences you to make decisions about where to work and the barriers you may need to overcome

Hook Starter: What links the two pairs of pictures? (Old and new technology) How does this affect where you might work in the future? (Old technology no longer exists so the type of jobs available is constantly changing)

Activity 1: Using the information on page three of the information sheet, create a timeline to show how work has changed over the years in your exercise book. (Information provided on the PowerPoint to check accuracy)

Activity 2: Watch the hyperlinked video about Scott Lockyer who is a ‘Materials Team Leader. Class discussion using the questions on the slide as a starting point.

Activity 3:

  1. Discussion about how students get to school
  2. How do students plan to get to college / 6th form / apprenticeship
  3. Where have students travelled to and how did they get there?

Activity 4: Discussion about the pros and cons of going to University / working away from home or staying close to home – location, lifestyle, living etc.

Plenary: Answer your question or a higher level question in your book.

E: Why jobs have changed over the years? Why do people travel for work or study? Would you travel to study? Why / Why not?

F: What types of jobs are concentrated in cities? Why do people travel to work in cities? Would you work in another city? Why / Why not?

D: Why are there lots of some types of jobs in Derby? Why do people want to work in Derby? Do you want to work in Derby? Why / Why not?

S: What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling for work or study? Would you choose to study / work away from home? Why / Why not?

M: What influences you to decide where to work? What barriers do you need to overcome? Would you move away? Justify your answer.

Keywords

Job trends

University

Location

Independence

Skill Builder

Staying Positive

Aiming High

Listening

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

Resources available for students working on laptops to access and on different colours if required

PowerPoint with hyperlinked video clip

Information sheets

Lesson 5: Social Media

Learning Objective:

What are the pros and cons of using social media?

Learning Outcome:

E: Identify what social media is and why it can be useful to you

F: Describe what social media is and say why it can be useful to individuals and companies

D: Explain how social media can benefit individuals and companies

S: Explain the problems social media can cause for individuals and companies

M: Evaluate the effectiveness of social media and the potential problems associated with a negative profile

Hook Starter: How many symbols can you identify? What is the link between them? (The answers provided on the next slide!)

Activity 1: Partner discussion about how students use social media – feedback to the rest of the class. How would you feel if you could not use social media? What are the dangers of sharing too much information?

Activity 2: Can you write a definition of social media? (definition provided)

Activity 3: Class discussion about how different forms of social media are used. (Information provided)

Activity 4:

  1. Case studies about the dangers of using social media
  2. How could this affect students in the future?
  3. What impressions do you give?
  4. Hyperlinked video clip

Activity 5:

  1. How do companies use social media – examples provided
  2. Job examples in social media
  3. The advantages of a business using social media – hyperlinked film clip

Plenary: Answer your question in your book or a harder one.

E: How can social media be useful to you

F: How can social media be useful to individuals and companies

D: What are the benefits of social media to companies looking for employees?

S: Explain the problems social media can cause for individuals when looking to work for a company

M: How effective can social media be to a company? What are the potential problems associated with a negative profile?

Keywords

Online

Social Media

Digital Footprint

Reputation

Skill Builder

Problem Solving

Listening

Teamwork

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

PowerPoint with hyperlinked video clips
Lesson 6: Positive Personal Presentation

Learning Objective:

How can students give themselves the best possible chance of gaining a college / 6th form / apprenticeship place and a job in the future?

Learning Outcome:

E: Identify the key elements of positive personal presentation

F: Describe how you can present yourself positively to a future employer

D: Explain why positive presentation is important

S: Identify what you can need to do to improve your presentation and explain how you could do this

M: Evaluate they key elements of personal presentation and justify which is the most important

Hook Starter: What should I learn from these photos? Why? Images of people definitely not dressed for an interview!

Activity 1: Discussion about applications – what should you do to give the best impression? Why is this important?

Activity 2: Interview preparation – what do you need to do? Paperwork – what do you need, have you done your research? Planning your journey What will you be expected to do (psychometric tests / presentations) What should you wear?

Activity 3: Different types of interview – what do you need to know / prepare

Activity 4: John’s Story John keeps applying for jobs but hasn’t been successful. What advice would students give him?

  1. To get an interview (WAGOLL provided)
  2. To prepare for an interview
  3. If he doesn’t get the job from a phone interview (WAGOLL provided)
  4. If he doesn’t get the job from a face-to-face interview (WAGOLL provided)

Plenary: Answer your question or a harder one in your book.

E: What are the key elements of positive personal presentation? What do you need to practise?

F: How do you present yourself positively to a future employer? What do you need to practise?

D: Why is positive presentation important if you want to be successful at interview? What do you need to practise?

S: Explain how you could improve your personal presentation. What do you need to practise the most? Why?

M: Which do you think is the most important element of personal presentation? Justify your choice. Which element do you need to improve the most? Why?

Keywords

Preparation

Planning

Research

Dress

Skill Builder

Listening

Presenting

Staying Positive

Problem

Solving

Differentiation

Differentiated Learning Outcomes

PowerPoint
Lesson 7: College, 6th Form and Apprenticeship Applications
To be delivered in a computer room / careers centre by Tim Taylor