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In Employability, pupils have opportunities to explore a range of topics and develop Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities. Pupils learn about:

  • Work in the Local and Global Economy
  • Career Management
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

This subject strand aims to ensure that pupils develop the personal qualities, skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes that will give them a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work. These are important for all pupils, whether they go straight into the world of work or to further/higher education after they leave school.

Teachers should give pupils the opportunity to explore relevant, real-life contexts that are based on the statutory requirements. These should help them to develop a range of Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities and encourage them to:

  • learn about different career options;
  • discover what their skills and personal capabilities are;
  • recognise the importance of choosing a fulfilling career and enjoying work; and
  • make informed career choices based on their knowledge about the world of work.

For further details, see the Statutory Requirements for Employability at Key Stage 3.


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