Careers Education and Work Related Learning
In today’s working world good qualifications alone are not enough. For every job there will be applicants with the same or better qualifications than you. In order to be successful you need to have something extra.
In parallel with your studies, you should aim to develop skills that will be of help to you in your future career as such skills are sought by all kinds of employers. The skills you should be developing are the skills that reflect your own personality, interests and abilities - as these are the qualities that will influence your eventual choice of career. Seven key employability skills have been identified: Self-management, Team working, Business and customer awareness, Problem solving, Communication and literacy, Application of numeracy, Application of information technology. Although you may not realize it, many of these skills will be developed through your studies in school, both in your curriculum subjects and more specifically through the careers and work related learning programme. You should ensure that you positively engage with all these activities as they will be equally important to your success in future life as your academic studies.
The Careers and Work Related Education Programme at MGS follows the 2012 ACEG National Framework for Careers and Work Related Education, emphasizing the need for students to take an active role in their career learning. This is built on three main aims:
- Self-development through careers and work-related education
- Finding out about careers and the world of work
- Developing skills for career wellbeing and employability
CEIAG within the curriculum is delivered via a programme of activities during PSHCE lessons in Years 7-10, and through timetabled Careers Lessons in Year 11. There are also Applied Learning off-timetable days, supplemented by year group assemblies and presentations on various careers related topics. Subject teachers also incorporate careers related topics into the curriculum, where appropriate. Work related learning and enterprise activities are an important aspect of the CEIAG curriculum, involving outside speakers from the business community. All Year 10 students undertake a one week Enterprise activity project, incorporating a day of work-shadowing and all Year 12 students undertake a one week work experience placement during the summer term. The range of activities the school is currently using in order to help meet its objectives are detailed in the Careers and Work Related Learning Policy and Learner Entitlement Statements..
More detailed information is contained within the following documentation: