All subject staff should link curriculum with careers, even on courses that are not specifically occupation-led. For example, STEM subject staff should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career paths.
- Study programmes should also reflect the importance of maths and English as a key expectation from employers.
- By the age of 14, every pupil should have had the opportunity to learn how the different STEM subjects help people to gain entry to, and be more effective workers within, a wide range of careers.
- Throughout their programme of study (and by the end of their course) every student should have had the opportunity to experience how their subjects help people gain entry to (and be more effective workers within) a wide range of occupations.
|Resource||Description||Links & Downloads|
|CEC Resource Directory||CEC Gatsby Benchmark 4 overview and links to resources||CEC Resources Directory|
|BM Brew Recording||Watch and listen to local practitioners discuss how they effectively embed careers across the curriculum.||Watch|
|Leading the Way – Shaun Forrester, Career Leader at St John Henry Newman School Benchmark 4 - English||Shaun shares how they have achieved 100% in Gatsby Benchmark 4 – English at St John Henry Newman Catholic School||Download|
|Leading the Way – Steph Bateson, Career Leader at Netherhall School Benchmark 4 - English||Steph shares how they have achieved 100% in Gatsby Benchmark 4 – English at Netherhall School||Download|
|CEC Benchmark 4 Audit Tool||This tool is designed to be completed by a Careers Leader with support (as appropriate) from Enterprise Co-ordinator, Enterprise Adviser and/or Careers Link Governor.||Download|
|BM4 Modelling Tool||This guide has been designed to support Careers Leaders to support staff to link curriculum learning to careers. Support for Careers Leaders to develop curriculum learning that highlights the relevance of subjects to future careers and opportunities will inform, inspire, and engage students.||Download|
|Benchmark 4 "Quick Wins"||Suggestions and shared ideas of how to achieve Benchmark 4||Download|
|My Learning, My Future||My Learning, My Future is a suite of Benchmark 4 resources to support subject teaching staff, from over 20 subjects at KS3 & 4, to engage students in curriculum learning by highlighting the relevance of their subjects to future careers and opportunities. The aim of the resources is for students to see the relevance and value of subject curriculum teaching and learning and to be explicitly supported in making connections between subjects and pathways to positive transitions.||Download|
|Subject Careers Posters||Just click on the poster you want to download or print out. Choose "Shrink oversized pages" before you print to A4.||Download|
|Careers in the Curriculum||This paper reviews the research on careers in the curriculum. Its findings will identify areas in the research that need to be addressed, not only to develop schools’ understanding of what works, but also to improve policy making in this area.||Careers in the Curriculum: What Works|
|Benchmark 4 Resources for Subject Areas||This document includes links to various resources subject teachers can access to help achieve BM4||Download|
|Geography - Conservation Careers||A guide to the 15 key conversation job types, enabling you to see the key roles in the sector.||Download|
|Health & Social Care - NHS Allied Professionals Resources||This pack is to support careers advisers and careers leaders to give guidance to young people considering pursuing a career in the health and care sector.||Download|
|History - Historical Association||High-quality resources and expert support for secondary history teachers.||Download|
|IT - Careers in Cyber Security||Information and lesson resources about careers in cyber security – Linking to the IT curriculum.||Download|
|PSHE - Budding Futures: Tackling Gender Stereotypes (D & I)||20-minute interactive video with accompanying teacher guide and learning activities aimed at children aged 5-8, children consider what a florist or a builder might look like before meeting Jonathan the celebrity florist and Kimberley in construction.||Download|
|PSHE - Challenging Stereotypes (Suitable for KS3 lessons)||Use this resource to support the challenging of stereotypes at key stage 3 level. All supporting lesson resources are included for free.||Challenging stereotypes lesson | CEC Resource Directory|
|PSHE - Preparing for Adulthood National Development Team for Inclusion (D & I)||A study booklet, helping Young People prepare for their next best steps.||Download|
|STEM - Careers, Apprenticeships and Training in the Electrical sector||A suite of videos highlighting the importance of maths in this sector, also some activities, case studies and routes into the sector – Link to Maths curriculum.||Download|
|STEM - Institute of Mathematics||How is GCSE maths used in everyday life? Here are 10 examples of where people use percentages in everyday life…||Download|
|Uniformed Public Service - Careers in the Army||Engaging resources and workshops to promote careers in the Army – there is also the option of booking school visits and free work experience- Link to PE and PSHE curriculum.||Download|
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