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Y8 PSHE Employability

Objectives and Outcomes Possible teaching activities (Starter, Main, Plenary and Homework: Consider AL, progress, pace & challenge) Key Questions / Plenary activities Keywords, Skill Builder Differentation Resources / Additional Notes
Lesson 1: What key skills are employers looking for in the workplace?

Learning Objective:

What key skills are employers looking for in the work place?

Learning Outcomes:

E: Identify some of the key skills employers require in the workplace

F: Define some of the key skills employers require in the workplace

D: Describe why certain skills are important in the work place

S: Explain which key skills are important in the workplace

M: Evaluate which are the most important key skills and justify your choices

Hook Starter: Solve the employability skills anagrams (3 different versions, hard, easier, easy)

Challenge: What links the words?

Activity 1: Matching challenge – each student has a statement or n employability skill card. They need to match the statements to the skills

Activity 2: How would you define the skills – discussion then give students a copy of the skills and definition table to stick in their books. Discussion – which is the most important and why?

Activity 3: Images of 14 different jobs (you do not have to go through all of them) – which of the skills are needed for each job? Which skill is the most important for that job?

Activity 4: Read the different statements about each skill on the progress tracker in the back of exercise books. Students should highlight which statement applies to them for each skill.

Plenary

E: Which of the key skills employers require in the workplace are you best at? Why? Which are you worst at? Why

F: Which of the key skills employers require in the workplace do you think is most important? Are you good at this skill? Why / why not?

D: Why are key skills important in the work place? Which skill are you the worst at? How could you improve?

S: Explain why transferrable skill are important in the workplace. How can you develop these skills in school?

M: Which are the most important transferrable skills? Justify your choices. Which lessons are the best for developing transferrable skills in school? Why?

Keywords

Listening

Presenting

Problem Solving

Creativity

Staying

Positive

Aiming Higher

Leadership

Teamwork

Skill Builder

As above

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes Resources available for students to access on laptops different colours if required.

PowerPoint

Skills and statement matching cards, one set for the whole class

Skills and definition sheet, 1 per student

Tracker sheets in the back of PSHE books

Lesson 2: Job Sectors and the Labour Market

Learning Objective:

To understand what job sectors are and how important knowledge of the labour market is

Learning Outcomes:

E: Identify different job sectors and jobs within them

F: Describe the types of jobs found within different job sectors

D: Describe different job sectors and what the local labour market is

S: Explain how knowledge of job sectors can help with career research and why knowledge of the labour market is important

M: Evaluate the importance of labour market and job sector knowledge in making informed career choices

Hook Starter: Images of jobs connected to medicine – what links the images? What word or phrase could be used to describe them all?

Activity 1: Images and clues to names of job sectors – how many can students identify / write down correctly? (answers on the following slide)

Activity 2: 14 images of different jobs – using knowledge from last lesson and job sectors – which job sector, which skills, can it be done in Derby?

Activity 3: LMI - Labour Market Information – what is it and why is it important?

Plenary: Answer target level question or higher in books

E: Identify different job sectors and jobs within them

F: Describe the types of jobs found within different job sectors

D: Describe different job sectors and what the local labour market is

S: Explain how knowledge of job sectors can help with career research and why knowledge of the labour market is important

M: Evaluate the importance of labour market and job sector knowledge in making informed career choices

Keywords

Job Sectors

Labour Market

Employability

Skills

Skill Builder

Listening

Problem

Solving

Teamwork

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

Resources available for students working on laptops to access and on different colours if required

PowerPoint

Lesson 3: Understanding Sectors

Learning Objective:

What are the main differences between public, private and voluntary sector companies and organisations?

Learning Outcomes:

E: Identify a private sector, public sector and voluntary sector company

F: Give an example of a voluntary sector organisation and describe what it does

D: Describe the difference between a public sector and private sector company

S: Explain why private companies are more likely to have slogans than public companies

M: Explain the importance of slogans and logos to voluntary sector organisations

Hook Starter: Image of Toyota, Derbyshire Fire Service and Cancer Research logos – How are they the same? How are they different?

Activity 1: Sort the class into groups of 3 – 4, everyone must be included – these are the groups that they will be working in for this and the next three lessons

Activity 2: Homework In your group of 3/4, you need to find out as much as you can about a local company.

This could be Toyota, Jury’s Inn or any other company –e.g. the company that a parent or a relative works for.

You need to decide as a group whether:

a) You are all going to research a different company and then decide which one you are going to work on

b) You are all going to find out information about the same company

Whichever you decide, everyone in the group MUST do some research.

Information you should try to include:

Location – where it is based (does it have more than one site, does it have sites in other countries?)

Size – how big is it?

What does it do?

How many employees and what kind of jobs?

Is it public, private or voluntary?

Activity 3: Logos and slogans quiz – working in groups, identify as many of the logos and slogans as possible – write the team’s answers on paper. Can students answer the challenge question on each slide?

Activity 4: Swap papers and mark another team’s answers

Activity 5: Discussion of what public, private and voluntary sector companies are – students should write a definition of each that the whole group agrees on, in their books. Information to help on the next slide.

Activity 6: As a group, identify two reasons why logos and slogans are important to Private and Voluntary sector companies

Plenary:

Each person in your group should choose one of the tasks below (you must all do a different task) and tell the rest of the group what your answer is.

  • Describe what a voluntary sector organisation is.
  • Describe the one difference between a private and public sector company
  • Explain why private companies are more likely to have slogans than public companies
  • Explain the importance of slogans and logos to voluntary sector organisations

Keywords

Public

Private

Voluntary

Logos

Slogans

Charities

Skill Builder

Listening

Presenting

Problem Solving

Teamwork

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

Resources available for students working on laptops to access and on different colours if required

PowerPoint

Blank paper for answering quiz

Lesson 4, 5 and 6: Company Presentation Part 1, 2 and 3

Learning Objective:

To produce a presentation about your chosen company

Learning Outcome:

E: Name the company and its location

F: Identify which ‘sector’ the company is in

D: Describe the different jobs available within the company

S: Explain how what the company does

M: Explain why the company is a good place to work

Hook Starter: Working in the same groups as last lesson, can you name a job that starts with each letter of the alphabet. (26 very obscure answers!)

Activity 1: Discussion about which jobs students associate with some local companies

Activity 2: 5 minute tasks – how many job titles can you think of for people who work at Murray Park?(at least 76 – answers on next slide)

Activity 3: Launch of the ‘Company Challenge’. Give each group copies of the ‘Planning the Employer Investigation’ sheet, Key Facts about your Employer, and ‘Action Plan’ sheet. Remind students that their presentations have to be ready by the end of next lesson and what they will be judged on.

Plenary: Complete Action Plan so everyone in the group knows what if anything they have to do before next lesson.

Part 2 (2nd lesson)

Activity 1: Remind students of their task and that the task has to be completed by the end of the lesson

Activity 2: Practice you presentation – if time allows, perform for your teacher and ask for WWWs and EBIs to help you next lesson

Part 3 (3rd lesson)

Activity 1a: Each group completes their presentation for the rest of the class

Activity 1b: Each group judges all the other groups as they are doing their presentations and completes the score sheet

Activity 2: Peer and Self-Assessment in exercise books. All students should complete this using the guidelines on the PowerPoint to help them

Plenary: Announcement of the winners (there is a possibility that the winners will be asked to perform again against the winners from the other classes.

Keywords

Communication

Careers

Soft Skills

Recruit

Skill Builder

Listening

Presentation

Problem Solving

Creativity

Staying Positive

Leadership

Teamwork

Differentiation

Differentiated learning outcomes

PowerPoint

Alphabet Challenge sheet 1 per group

Job titles at Murray Park answer sheet

Employer Investigation Sheet 1 per group

Key Facts sheet 1 per group

Action plan 1 per group

Score sheet 1 per group

Lesson 7: Introduction to Careerweb

Learning Objective:

What is the Careerweb, how do I access it and what information is available to me?

Learning Outcome:

E: I can login into Careerweb and access the buzz quiz

F: I can login to Careerweb and complete the buzz quiz

D: I can login to Careerweb and complete tasks set for me

S: I can use the information I have learned from the buzz quiz identify jobs that may interest me

M: I can evaluate the usefulness of the information from the quiz to help me with my future career plans

Hook Starter: What kind of animal do you think you are? Why

Activity 1: Follow instructions to get from Student Zone to the school website and then to Careerweb

Activity 2: Register or login

Activity 3: Follow the instructions to get to the Buzz Quiz – complete the quiz

Activity 4: What sort of animal are you – what does this tell you about the kind of person you are?

Activity 5: Complete the worksheet that goes with the quiz

Plenary: Have you achieved your learning outcome or higher?

E: I can login into Careerweb and access the buzz quiz I am a ……

F: I can login to Careerweb and complete the buzz quiz I am a ……

D: I can login to Careerweb and complete tasks set for me I am a …… which tells me ……

S: I can use the information I have learned from the buzz quiz identify jobs that may interest me I am a …… which tells me I could be a ……

M: I can evaluate the usefulness of the information from the buzz quiz to help me with my future career plans I am a …… which tells me I could be …… because ……

Keywords

Careerweb

Buzz Quiz

Job suitability

Skill Builder

Listening

Problem Solving

Aiming High

Differentiation

Differentiated Learning

Outcomes Resources available for students working on laptops to access and on different colours if required

PowerPoint

Buzz Quiz worksheet 1 per student