Year 9 Careers
It is our vision at AGS that students acquire and develop the skills needed in an ever changing global society to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
AGS strives to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks that are recognised to be the core dimensions of good careers and enterprise provision in schools:
• To provide a stable careers programme
• To support learning from career and labour market information
• To address the needs of each pupil
• To link curriculum learning to careers where possible
• To provide encounters with employers and employees
• To provide opportunities for and guidance on workplace experiences
• To provide encounters with further and higher education
• To offer personalised, impartial guidance
Year 9 Build aspirations, challenge stereotypes and explore career opportunities in more detail
Presentations covering the following:
• Choosing the right GCSE options advice and guidance (supplemented by Y9 options booklet).
• Employer talks.
• STEM careers
• Careers in Engineering talk from University Technical College.
• “Choosing University” talk from Bradford University.
• The importance of humanities and the arts
Planning for Progress
• W1: Evidencing confidence to an employer. How to get experience.
• W2: Evidencing adaptability to an employer. How to get experience.
• W3: Evidencing problem solving to an employer. How to get experience.
• W4: Evidencing effective communication to an employer. How to get experience.
• W5: Evidencing creativity to an employer. How to get experience.
• W6: Evidencing leadership to an employer. How to get experience.
• W7: Evidencing proactivity to an employer. How to get experience.
• W8: Evidencing resilience to an employer. How to get experience.
• W9: Evidencing negotiation skills to an employer. How to get experience.
• W10: Volunteering and development opportunities within school
• W11: Volunteering and development opportunities outside of school
• W12: Why do you need qualifications in English?
• W13: Why do you need qualifications in maths?
• W14: Why do you need qualifications in science?
• W15: Challenging stereotypes: race focus.
• “Start Careers” workshop for all students on “choosing your GCSE options”.
• All students attend a “get to know you meeting” with their year team to discuss their aspirational career and future pathway.
• Employer workshops for selected groups: BBC Roadshow, KPMG Back to Schools Tour, National Enterprise Challenge and Into University Programme (workshops are subject to employer provision).
• Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.
• Extra-curricular STEM clubs.