Key Stage 3 (11-14)

The focused activities below are suitable from Year 8 through to Year 9.

Thinking about your future

Do you have a career in mind? Thinking about university? A degree apprenticeship? Or no idea? The activities below could help.

  • Watch the video below, from employability coach Vicky Emery, from Futures for You. Usually given on day 1 of the Work Readiness Programme, the video includes useful info about how you can identify your own skills, strengths and qualities:

  • Watch the video below, from employability coach Vicky Emery, from Futures for You. Usually given on day 2 of the Work Readiness Programme, the video includes a quiz on real and fake jobs, the differences between school and working environments, and more:

  • Watch the video below, from employability coach Vicky Emery, from Futures for You. Usually given on day 3 of the Work Readiness Programme, the video includes useful info about researching your options, which careers are in high demand, and the options available:

  • Watch the video below, from employability coach Vicky Emery, from Futures for You. Usually given on day 4 of the Work Readiness Programme, the video includes useful info about preparing for interviews:

  • What kind of work is best for you? If you have a type of job in mind, or you trying to decide on a career path, this task could help. It will help you think about whether the job would be the right fit for you. Research what kind of work environment, hours and pay you could expect, and what skills and qualifications you would need, and then fill in each section, or make notes separately yourself. Job research task: job profile [PDF]
  • Learning from other people: sometimes the best to find out about what a job is like is to ask someone who already does it. Find an adult in that career, and see if you can give them a short interview, to help give you a better idea of what the work is like, and so they can give you some advice. Job research task 1: career interview [PDF] You could also try interviewing a teacher of another adult about their job: Job research task 2: career interview [PDF]

Useful websites

  • Careerpilot: what subjects do you like? See where it might lead.

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