KS3 programme

Year 7 - Eyes Wide Open 
 

CEIAG

Towards the end of Year 7 in Term 6, once the cohort has settled in to life at Kendrick School, we have a session to give our students the opportunity to be inquisitive about careers. We know many students this age are unsure about what they might like be or what career path they will choose later in life and that is fine. We do, however, want them to have a wide scope, to be informed of the many possibilities that are open to them and to have access to some of the tools that will help them access this type of information.

The session content will be planned to introduce the Unifrog platform and then to investigate the jobs/careers that they already know something about, but then to extend the search to unusual and less obvious career options. The outcome is to widen the aspirations and career horizons of our students.

Enterprise

Year 7s really enjoy the 'Wheelie' Fun Business Challenge which is a day off timetable where 12 teams devise a business idea based on the premise of up to 6 wheels (hence the name of the event!) The day comprises creative thinking, problem solving, time management and presentation skills.

See details of past events here.

Year 8 - If you can't see it, you can't be it! 

CEIAG

As our students engage with their career thinking we enable them to investigate careers to a deeper level as each student is to interview someone they know that either has a career in the field they are currently interested in or in an area that is simply of interest, perhaps for its difference to regular careers or that it is unusual in some other way. They will be trained on how to carry out this research by their form tutors and then some dedicated time will be given for the students to give a presentation to the rest of their form. Students will keep a log of this information that they gain.

Students will be encouraged to continue using the Unifrog platform to further investigate career paths and begin to see links to careers through subject choices. They will keep adding to their personal profiles, keeping a dynamic and helpful log of all useful experiences and encounters with guest speakers etc. which will enable them to reflect on their thought process towards their future career choices.

Enterprise

We deliver an engaging bi-annual enterprise event by teaming up with the Young Enterprise Company and their Tenner Challenge Programme. Year 8s and 9s form small businesses and compete against a number of criteria to be successful business entrepreneurs.

See details of past events here.

Year 9 - Choices! 

CEIAG

A term of PSHCE lessons is used for the delivery of CEIAG in Year 9. In these sessions the students are empowering to make informed decisions regarding their GCSE choices by creating an in depth personal profile. They will have time to use various interactive apps as well as use more of the features of the Unifrog platform. They also have a thorough induction of the careers library and have time to investigate the resources in there which could be of significant to them when thinking out their future potential careers.

Enterprise

Year 9s really enjoy the board game creation challenge. On this day 12 teams innovate a playable board game to a given theme. The day comprises creative thinking, problem solving, time management and presentation skills.

Year 8s and 9s form small businesses and compete against a number of criteria to be successful business entrepreneurs.

See details of past events here.