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Hampstead School

Key Stage 3

Careers Education & Inspiration in Key Stage 3

At KS3, our curriculum introduces the CDI Framework for careers and is constructed around its three main areas of career and work-related learning:

  • Self-development through careers and work-related education
  • Finding out about careers and the world of work
  • Developing skills for career wellbeing and employability

These objectives are met through a combination of dedicated lessons, collapsed timetable Enrichment Days, our whole school focussed Enterprise and Careers Weeks, University visits in Year 7, Progression Day in Year 9 and access to visiting professionals.

Any student in Key Stage 3 may request an appointment with Lindsay Evans our Independent Matrix Qualified Careers Advisor.

Every student is expected to complete an online portfolio of all the activities they complete that evidence their increasing employability.



Big Questions

Self-development through careers and work-related education

1. Self-Awareness

Who are you? What are your strengths and preferences?

2. Self Determination

What is your story? What are you doing to make progress, raise your achievement and improve your wellbeing?

3. Self-improvement as a learner

How have you benefitted as a learner from careers education and inspiration activities?

Finding out about careers and the world of work

4. Exploring careers and career development

Can you describe different ways of looking at people’s careers and how they change over time?

5. Investigating work and working life

Can you identify different kinds of work? Can you explain why some people are more satisfied with their working life than others?

6. Understanding business and industry

Can you describe the organisation and structure of different types of business?

7. Investigating jobs and labour market information (LMI)

Do you know what labour market information (LMI) is? Do you know how it can help you plan your career?

8. Valuing equality, diversity and inclusion

Do you know how to challenge stereotyping and discrimination that is damaging to you and those around you?

9. Learning about safe working practices and environments

Are you aware of the laws and by-laws relating to young people's permitted hours and types of employment? Do you know how to minimise the health and safety risks to you and those around you?

Developing skills for career management and employability

10. Making the most of careers information advice and guidance

Can you identify your personal network of support. Do you know how to access the impartial careers information, advice and guidance that you need?

11. Preparing for employability

Do you know the qualities and skills that make you more employable? Can you provide evidence that you have demonstrated your employability skills both in and out of school?

12. Showing initiative and enterprise

Can you recognise when you are using the qualities and skills you need to enterprising?

13. Developing personal financial capability

Can you show that you can manage a personal budget? Do you contribute to your household and school budgets?

14. Identifying choices and opportunities

Can you look systematically at the choices and opportunities open to you when you reach a decision point?

15. Planning and deciding

Do you know how to negotiate and make plans and decisions carefully to help you get the qualifications, skills and experience you need?

16. Handling applications and selection

Do you know how to prepare and present yourself well when going through a selection process?

17. Managing changes and transitions

Can you show you can be positive, flexible and well-prepared at transition points in your life?

Hampstead School is committed to providing a comprehensive careers and work related programme throughout the school.

To deliver our aims we continue to develop a curriculum that embeds careers education information advice and guidance (CEIAG) whilst enriching students' lives with opportunities that reach beyond the classroom and into the wider global community.