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Y9 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

Pre Test

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

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: What am I good at, What do I like?

Learning Objective:

What subjects am I good at and which subjects do I like?

Learning Outcomes:

E: Identify the subjects I like and those I am good at

F: Describe my strengths and weaknesses sectors

D: Explain which subjects would be good to opt for and why

S: Analyse my subject choices in relation to my future career choices

M: Evaluate the pros and cons of my possible options choices

Hook Starter: Images of food – students have to guess the link to them (subsequent slide gives them clues)

Activity 1: On the worksheet, students should fill in ‘Subjects – What I like’ – complete the graph and rank order the subjects

Activity 2: Group discussion on why people like a subject – make a list in exercise books. Feed back to the rest of the class

Activity 3: Should we always choose subjects we like? Why would someone choose to study a subject they don’t like.

Activity 4: Fill in the ‘Subjects – What I am good at’ – complete the graph and rank order the subjects

Activity 5: Comparison of the graphs – what are you good at that you like? Are there any subjects that you do not like that you are not good at? Are there any subjects that you have not done before that you want to find out more about?

Activity 6: Paul’s Problems – read the case study about Paul – what advice would you give him? Should you always choose subjects you find easy? How can you get extra help with study?

Plenary: Create a 50 word (max) tweet – your target level or higher

E: Identify subjects you like and are good at.

F: Identify a subject you are good at and not so good at and describe why.

D: Explain why you could choose one subject for an option.

S: Analyse why one subject would be a good choice for options and one would be a bad choice.

M: Evaluate the pros and cons of two possible options choices

Keywords

Relevant

Appropriate

Choices

Options

Consequences

Skill Builder

Listening

Presenting

Problem Solving

Teamwork

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

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

PowerPoint

Subjects – What I like and What I am good at worksheet – 1 per student

Lesson 3: 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 Careers Web? Do they know where to find it?

Activity 1: Students should:

  • Register / login to Careerpilot
  • Start the quiz to identify their skills / qualities and suggested jobs
  • Research job sectors / specific jobs that they are interested in
  • Complete the worksheet
  • Research jobs / job sectors linked to what they want to do / what careerpilot suggests would be good for them
  • 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 4: Qualifications and Jobs

Learning Objective:

What qualifications do I need / can I take?

Learning Outcome:

E and F: List the qualifications I must / could take in school

D: Describe reasons why I should not choose certain subjects

S: Explain why I should choose certain subjects

M: Evaluate what are the best options for me and justify why I should make those choices

Hook Starter:What do you need to know before you sit your exams and get your certificates? (images of GCSE certificates and students sitting exams)

Activity 1: What GCSEs can you take at Murray Park? What must you take? What can you take? What else do you need to know? What questions do you need to ask? Feedback from discussions with possible questions that need answers

Activity 2:Why should you choose a subject? Why shouldn’t you choose a subject? Suggested answers for why / why not

Activity 3:Qualification discussion cards – what jobs might this qualification be good for? Peer assess another groups work

Activity 4: Job discussion cards – what qualifications do you need for the job you have been given?

Homework:

  1. Choose a job that you are interested in (not the one you investigated on Careerpilot).
  2. Research the job:
    • What qualifications do you need?
    • What skills do you need?
    • What qualities do you need?
  3. Create a job advert for your chosen job which tells an applicant everything they need to know about the job.

Plenary:

Answer your target level or a harder one in your book.

E and F:List the subjects you must take and those you would like to choose. Say why.

D: Describe three reasons why you should not choose certain subjects

S: Explain three reasons why you should choose an option subject

M: What are the best options choices for you? Justify your answer

Keywords

Qualifications

Choices

Examinations

Coursework

Career

Skill Builder

Listening

Presenting

Teamwork

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

PowerPoint

Qualification Discussion Cards

Job Discussion Cards

Lesson 5: LMI Lesson

Learning Objective:

What is Labour Market Information and why is it important?

Learning Outcome:

E: Identify what Labour Market Information is

F:Identify where you can find Labour Market Information

D: Describe why Labour Market Information is useful

S:Explain how knowledge of Labour Market Information can help you when making career choices

M: Evaluate the importance of Labour Market Information when planning for you future career

Hook Starter: What is LMI? What links the graph to the people? How do the graph and the people link to LMI?

Activity 1: Glassdoor – top 10 most in demand jobs in the UK in 2019 – how many job titles do you recognise? Do you know what they actually do? (Job titles and descriptions on the power point)

Activity 2:Monster – the most ‘disappearing jobs in 2018 Why are these jobs disappearing? Are they related to internet / on line shopping / use of social media? Are they connected to cheap imports from abroad?

Activity 3: What do you think will be the most ‘in demand’ jobs (according to Monster) in 2030? Discussion of the top 10 jobs with potential reasons why

Activity 4: What is Labour Market information – definition Why is it important? Where can you find out information about it?

Plenary:

Answer your target level or higher in your book:

E: What is Labour Market Information?

F:Where can you find out about Labour Market Information?

D: Why is Labour Market Information useful?

S: How can knowledge of Labour Market Information help you when make career choices?

M: What is the importance of Labour Market Information when you are planning for you future career?

Keywords

Labour Market

Information

Jobs

Job Sectors

Skill Builder

Presenting

Listening

Differentiation

Differentiated Learning

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

PowerPoint

Lesson 6: Interactive Quizzes on Careers Web COMPUTER ROOM

Learning Objective:

What can I find out about myself, (my skills, interests and aptitudes) from a variety of online quizzes?

Learning Outcome:

E: Complete at least 3 quizzes and be able to identify some of your skills and qualities

F:Complete at least 3 quizzes, record your results and identify possible occupations

D: Complete at least 4 quizzes, record your results and describe what kinds of jobs you may have an aptitude for

S:Complete at least 4 quizzes and be able to explain how your skills and qualities will help you in the world of work

M: Complete all 5 quizzes and evaluate which job sectors would be good / bad career choices

Activity 1:Log on to student zone and use the link to log on to the school website. Click on the careers tab and use the drop down menu to click on careers resources which will link to the Career Web. Click on Students then on Go to Student Zone. Login or register (instruction on the power point)

Activity 2:Complete the Values Game and record results in exercise books

Activity 3: Complete the Buzz Personality Profile Quiz and record results in exercise books

Activity 4: Complete the What might you be game and record results in exercise books

Activity 5: Complete the NHS Careers Test and record results in exercise books

Activity 6: Complete the Careers Aptitude Test and Record results in exercise books

Plenary:

Complete your target level or a higher target in your exercise book:

E: I have completed ……………………………… quizzes. The quizzes have identified that my skills and qualities include ……………

F:I have completed ……………………………… quizzes. From my results possible occupations that I might be good at include ………………

D: I have completed ……………………………… quizzes and recorded my results. They show that the kinds of jobs I may have an aptitude for are …………… because …………

S: I have completed ………………………………… quizzes. The skills and qualities that I possess include ………………………… and these will help me in the world of work because ……………………

M: I have completed ……………………… quizzes. The job sectors that would be good career choices for me are ……………… because ……………… The bad choices would be ……………… because ………………

Post Test

Keywords

Apitude

Skills

Qualities

Skill Builder

Aiming Higher

Problem

Solving

Differentiation

Differentiated Learning Outcomes

Computer Room

Access to Careers Web

PowerPoint

Lesson 7: Qualifications and Options Post 16 COMPUTER ROOM

To be delivered in a computer room / Careers Centre by Tim Taylor