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Year 8 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 8 Objective: Explore interests and develop a broad understanding of the world of work

Presentations covering the following:
• Understanding the current labour market.
• What are your options? A-Levels, university, college, apprenticeships.
• Employer talks.
• Leeds City College on GCSE option choices and vocational courses.

Planning for Progress
Linking the curriculum to careers. Student to complete an industry related tasks relating to each subject area:

W1. English
W2: Biology
W3: History
W4: Maths
W5: Product design
W6: IT
W7: Chemistry
W8: PE
W9: Food Technology
W10: Textiles
W11: Physics
W12: Geography
W13: Religious studies
W14: MFL
W15: Art and design

Extras
• Start Careers” workshop for all students to understand the labour market information available and develop their profile (HT4).
• All students attend a “get to know you meeting” with their year team to discuss their aspirational career and future pathway.
• Extra-curricular STEM clubs.
• Employer workshops for selected groups: National Enterprise Challenge and Into University Programme (workshops are subject to employer provision).

“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
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- Local Authority Representative
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
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- Prospective Parent
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- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
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- Prospective Parent, September 2018
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- Year 8 Parent
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- Parent
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- Prospective Parent
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- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
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- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
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- Parent
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- Parent
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- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
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- Prospective Parent
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- Prospective Parent, September 2018
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- Parent
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- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
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- Prospective Parent
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- Prospective Parent, September 2018
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- Prospective Parent, September 2018
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- Parent
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- Parent
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- Prospective Parent, September 2018