Careers Guidance - Khalsa Academies Trust

Careers Guidance

Careers information, advice and guidance is a very important part of the curriculum. It provides the link between what we do in school and a student’s next steps into the adult world. At Khalsa Secondary, it is a priority to ensure all of our students, from Year 7 to Sixth Form, can make an informed decision about their future. 

Student Entitlement

  • Clear advice and information about ALL the options available, so that you understand what they involve
  • Support and guidance to help you make choices and complete a career plan for the future
  • Regular personal support on information on how well you are doing
  • Help to decide what to do when you leave your course, including further learning, training and employment
  • A programme of careers education helping you develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
  • The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that effect your learning
  • An opportunity to set out an individual learning plan
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of work

Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) is taught to all years within the school. As a snapshot of the curriculum, the main elements are:

Year 7

Students receive lessons regarding self-awareness, goal setting and employability skills.  At this point students begin to identify roles that they consider successful and to learn about issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In addition, we develop students’ financial literacy by providing lessons that help them to understand the important role money plays in our lives and they begin to think about how to manage money.  

Year 8

Students investigate future careers, courses and pathways in more depth and investigate local and national labour market information. Within form groups students also complete an enterprise project and investigate what it means to be a critical consumer.  

Year 9

Students begin by evaluating how to make best use of the careers information available to them and identify the factors that may influence their decisions at key transition points. They are given support in making their Option choices and complete a personal promotion task. Skills for financial capability are added to the curriculum so that economic awareness is developed with lessons addressing the management of risks and emotions associated with money.  

Year 10

We begin to explore how students are changing as they are in the swing of their GCSEs and begin to think about their options post 16.  Time is given to writing CVs, letters of application and developing interview skills.  Work related skills alongside financial and economic competency are further developed with students examining the important role that money plays in our lives and consider how to manage money and the risks and emotions associated with it in more detail.

Year 11

Apprenticeships and Sixth Form options are further explored, as are interview techniques, decision making and making applications. Work related skills are further developed during lessons that focus upon dealing with potential problems in the workplace.