Careers Curriculum Map

At Beauchamps High School, we run a number of activities and events all of which are designed to develop employ-ability skills in our students by helping them to prepare for the future and world of work. Below is a sample of the activities we run in school that are designed to develop enterprise skills inside and outside of the classroom.

Department Year Activity
ART 7 Illustration project -Create a picture book based on animals & endangered species
8 Film making 'Fantastic Beasts' Create a 3D creature and habitat, exploring clay and plastic
9 Product design - To research Georgina Luck, observe food packing + create their own. 2D, digitally and 3D
10 Researching working artists
11 Artist in residence
12 Gallery visits
13 Gallery visits
TEXTILES  9 Fashion illustration – developing skills and exploring techniques and researching artists
 10 Designing
 11 Designing/Artist in residence
 12 Designing / gallery visits
 13 Designing / gallery visits

 

Department Year Activity
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 9 Wickford Market Stall- Set up and run their own business. Sell products in lead up to Christmas
8/9 National Enterprise Challenge (Sponsored by Theo Paphitis.) http://www.nationalenterprisechallenge.co.uk/
10/11 Student Investor Challenge https://www.studentinvestor.org/
11 New York residential trip  Visit Wall Street, UN, 9/11.
8-10 Transformation Trust. The Transformation Trust is an education charity dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to young people across the country. We do this by working with some of the most challenged schools in the country, offering their pupils opportunities and experiences that help them to develop employability skills and build their confidence.
10/11  Retail Business UNIT 1/Unit 3    Mystery Shop document, customer focus groups, investigation
12 Cash Services. David Fagleman Head of Policy and Research.
12/13 Focus Media https://www.focusmediauk.com/
12/13 Gold Coast                  Address202 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AD
12/13 St Lukes Hospice        Charity week
12/13 Several guest speakers. Earnest Young, Robert Lewis Accountants,
10-13 How to write a CV, covering letter and mock interview techniques. http://www.bhs-business.com/news--resources.html
 HAIR 10 Salon International

 

Department Year Activity
DRAMA 7-10 Drama Club – Confidence building, team work, promotes leadership skills, develops individual thought process.
  10/11 Students given option for design role; lighting designer/ sound technician and costume designer.
  ALL Performance work - Confidence building, team work, promotes leadership skills, develops individual thought process.
  10/11/12/13 Theatre Trips – aspiration to develop performance skills.

 

Department Year Activity
ENGLISH ALL Pupils write persuasive speeches and pitch products to the class.
ALL Giving Presentations as part of the curriculum.
ALL Newspaper reports/journalism.
ALL Interview techniques when studying certain characters in role play.
ALL Creative writing tasks.
ALL Editing and publishing work..
ALL Working within time frames.
10/11 Jack Petchey Speakout Challenge which is open to all KS4 students to enter and encourages debating and public speaking skills, as preparation for future job skills and interview techniques.
10/11 GCSE Speaking and Listening skills are taught as part of the syllabus but links are made to the necessity of these skills in job interviews etc..
9/10/11 Letter writing skills are taught as part of the GCSE syllabus but links are made to job applications and skills required.

 

Department Year Activity
LANGUAGES ALL Turning students into confident speakers
7-10 Have your say competition
10/11 Paris residential: communication skills
ALL Use of websites and apps: IT skills
9/10 Present your work to class, explain your point of view. Debating skills
12/13 Teach your peers
10/11 Unit on employment
9 Unit on the world of work
7 How to introduce yourself

 

Department Year Activity
GEOGRAPHY 12/13 Independence – have to do any independent investigation from planning through to conclusion and evaluation, written as a report
10/11 Working in groups/teams (leadership/organising skills) on fieldwork activities
10/11 Economic challenges unit looks at work/industry/jobs within the U
8 Unit on types of work and jobs
ALL Display board of potential linked jobs in the department

 

Department Year Activity
HISTORY 12/13 Independence – have to do any independent investigation including research, planning, structuring and writing a 4,000 word essay
12/13 Visit to National Archives in Year 13
ALL Working in groups
ALL Skills include using evidence, constructing an argument, listening to others opinions and reaching conclusions
ALL Display board of potential linked jobs in the department

 

Department Year Activity
ICT/COMPUTING 7 E-Safety training, both for personal safety and device safety.  (Digital footprint and appropriate behaviour online.)
7 Programming module.  Develops logic, error checking, independent working, logical skills, organisational skills.  Also connects with creating online apps for development into real world applications.
9 Programming module.  Develops logic, error checking, independent working, logical skills, organisational skills.  Also connects with creating online apps for development into real world applications.
9 Computational and mathematical skills.  Applying mathematics in a different context and real life situations.
9 Balance sheets using Excel to create profit and loss statements.
9 Using algorithms to develop programming.
9 Building and creating business context websites.  Researching real life website examples to inform their own creative application
9 Designing and creating all marketing material for school production – students learn to use a number of different application software programs which widens their skillset for use of all software in their future working careers.
10 Programming module.  Develops logic, error checking, independent working, logical skills, organisational skills.  Also connects with creating online apps for development into real world applications.
10 Computational and mathematical skills.  Applying mathematics in a different context and real life situations.
10 Using algorithms to develop programming.
10 Flowcharts/pseudocode to plan and calculate flow of information within a program.
10 Develop knowledge of the internal workings of a PC.  Understanding how hardware works and what it does to contribute to the overall machine.
10 Understanding software (OS, utility, application) and how it contributes to the successful working of a device.   Also includes laws relating to software licensing.
10 Legal, ethical, moral and social aspects of using ICT and being online.
10 Coursework element of the GCSE involves taking an exam scenario and autonomously developing a solution.
10 Developing exam technique.
11 Programming module.  Develops logic, error checking, independent working, logical skills, organisational skills.  Also connects with creating online apps for development into real world applications.
11 Computational and mathematical skills.  Applying mathematics in a different context and real life situations.
11 Using algorithms to develop programming.
11 Flowcharts/pseudocode to plan and calculate flow of information within a program.
11 Develop knowledge of the internal workings of a PC.  Understanding how hardware works and what it does to contribute to the overall machine.
11 Understanding software (OS, utility, application) and how it contributes to the successful working of a device.   Also includes laws relating to software licensing.
11 Legal, ethical, moral and social aspects of using ICT and being online.
11 Coursework element of the GCSE involves taking an exam scenario and autonomously developing a solution.
11 Developing exam technique.
12/13 Programming module.  Develops logic, error checking, independent working, logical skills, organisational skills.  Also connects with creating online apps for development into real world applications.
12/13 Computational and mathematical skills.  Applying mathematics in a different context and real life situations.
12/13 Using algorithms to develop programming.
12/13 Flowcharts/pseudocode to plan and calculate flow of information within a program.
12/13 Develop knowledge of the internal workings of a PC.  Understanding how hardware works and what it does to contribute to the overall machine.
12/13 Understanding software (OS, utility, application) and how it contributes to the successful working of a device.   Also includes laws relating to software licensing.
12/13 Legal, ethical, moral and social aspects of using ICT and being online.
12/13 Coursework element of the GCSE involves taking an exam scenario and autonomously developing a solution.
12/13 Developing exam technique.

 

Department Key Stage Activity
MATHS KS3 Tuck shop functional maths task- where students buy and sell sweets looking to make maximum profit.
KS3 Farm activity- students design a farm and have to choose whether to product meat or vegetables to maximise profit.
KS3/4 BP Crude Oil Trading Task
KS3/4 Functional mobile phone task.
KS3/4 Percentages, interest, depreciation, and working with money.
KS3/4 Proportion and ratio, working hours to complete a task, value for money.
KS3/4 Interpreting real life graphs.
KS5 Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies.
KS5 Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies.

 

Department Year Activity
MEDIA Industry contexts are explored throughout Media studies and skills development in industry standard software is key to production success.
10 Media Forms and theoretical framework are introduced.  Visit to Harry Potter world to identify Green Screen and Special effect techniques.  Open door policy each Thursday after school for photoshop and editing skills development.
Students analyse and research existing productions and marketing in the music industry in order to create cd covers to fit a specific genre and artist. Students identify conventions and then create their own artist using original photography; they use Photoshop CS6 to edit the images and create a convincing product.   Music videos and representations are studied in terms of media language. Students study the magazine industry to identify relevant key conventions.  They then respond to a specific brief and create a magazine to suit the genre and audience, using original images and photoshop to ensure a professional production that incorporates key conventions.  Students also study the television industry to explore how changes in society are reflected in mainstream drama, focusing on cultural and historical contexts to understand representation and audience targeting. Students demonstrate skills of enquiry, critical thinking, creative response to stimulus, decision-making and analysis.
11 We investigate the film industry and explore marketing techniques via a case study of Warner Bros, identifying representations and audience interpretations. The newspaper industry is investigated to understand political bias and media spin and to understand how media language is used to persuade and influence society.  Traditional news is compared with online news and a case study is used to understand how news items develop and become viral.  Representation and Audience address are studied.  The radio industry is deconstructed with a case study focusing on Live Lounge content and style.  Videogames as a Media Industry – how social and cultural contexts influence production.  Every opportunity is taken to use practical skills to prepare revision materials.
12 Creating Media: Students deconstruct existing media texts and go on to create moving image productions, focusing on varied representations in various media forms.  They use original footage edited in Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects to create convincing productions.  They create their own music using Garageband.  Students demonstrate sophisticated practical skills by developing creative media productions, such as a TV programme opening sequence, using industry standard software.        Evolving Media : Students compare an English Language contemporary tv drama with a foreign language contemporary drama in terms of institutional contexts such as marketing.  Students develop an understanding of the dynamic and changing relationships between media forms, products, media industries and audiences and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the global nature of the media. Students compare different music videos to identify how representations are created and ideologies are conveyed.
13 Media Messages:  Students build two linked in-depth studies that focus on contemporary news in the UK, requiring learners to explore how and why newspapers and their online counterparts are evolving as media products and the relationship between both online and offline news. They also study magazines and videogames in terms of media language and representations of various demographics. Advertising and Marketing are explored to identify conventions and media language and representations as well as the nature of targeted advertising and viral campaigns. Online and offline advertising is examined. Students market their products using cross media convergence, creating a website to promote their moving image text and building a cross media campaign that fully utilises social media and viral methodology.
Students investigate the Film Industry to identify the necessity for synergy and technological convergence in contemporary industry examples. We explore marketing techniques via a case study comparing methods of the 1960s with contemporary online marketing.  We identify economic, political and cultural contexts of each production.

 

Department Year Activity
MUSIC 7/8/9 Trip to the Leigh-on-Sea competitive Music Festival. Participation in the competitive choral event.
  7/8/9 Trip to the Southend-on-Sea competitive Music Festival for choirs. Participation in the competitive choral event.
  7/8/9 Residential Care Homes in Wickford: live choral and instrumental performances given in Wickford.
  7/8/9/10/11 Christmas Variety Concert involving solo instrumental and vocal performances, groups ensembles performances, choir and orchestral performances again in front of a live audience.
  7/8/9/10 London West End Musical: trips every December to see and gain experience of professional performers at Hit Musicals i.e. Wicked, Aladdin, Matilda, etc.
  7/8/9/10 School Summer Productions held annually.  Grease, Oliver, The Sound of Music, Little Shop of Horrors, etc.  Stage performance involving, singing, dance and acting.
  10/11 GCSE Music Showcase: public musical performance demonstrating skills within performance and composition, solo and ensemble work.
  7/8/9/10 Choir: twice weekly rehearsals developing the voice and encouraging harmonic singing.
  7/8/9/10 Violin Ensemble: weekly practice and preparation for school public performances.
  7/8/9/10 Guitar Ensemble: weekly practice and preparation for school public performances.
  7/8/9/10 Creating a CD: for Choir and instrumental ensembles and soloists.

 

Department Key Stage Activity
PE KS3 Introduction to coaching in lessons, Healthy, active lifestyles – Diet and nutrition, training methods, fitness testing, physical/mental and social well-being, Communication and working as part of team.
KS3 Leadership roles (official, umpire, coach, teaching), Injury awareness (Physio), Work with Southend United FC to discuss pathways into sport at KS5 and beyond
KS4 GCSE - Fitness testing and training (relate to working in sports industry), Performance enhancing drugs (medicine), Health and Diet (Sports nutrition)
KS4 GCSE - Sports Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology (medical industry)
KS4 Leading and Organising events (Events managers / project manager)
KS4 National Certificate - Sports Leadership (relates to coaching and risks assessments/management), Media in Sport (Relating to how sport and the media influence each other)
KS4 National Certificate - Hosting a major sporting event (benefits and drawbacks relating to tourism), National Governing Bodies (working within NGB), Performance enhancing drugs (Medicine)
 ALL Work with Southend United FC to discuss pathways into sport at KS5 and beyond.

 

Department Year Activity
RE ALL Shoebox appeal – organisation, planning.
  7-9 Learning about different faiths and none, group work tasks, research projects, presentations, display with job/career opportunities.
  9 First Give – social action, presentation skills, group work, meeting charity reps, voting

 

Department Year Activity
SCIENCE 7 STEM Club encourages STEM careers.  There are displays around the department that suggest careers.
  8 STEM Club encourages STEM careers.  There are displays around the department that suggest careers.
  8 The year 8 SoW deals with microbes so we teach a little about pathology and how pathologists carry out their work.
  9 STEM Club encourages STEM careers.  There are displays around the department that suggest careers.
  9 On options evening we give advice to students regarding career paths if they take triple science and discuss routes into various STEM careers.
  9 Big Bang Science Fair at Essex for top students.
  9 Discovering Science curriculum has a STEM focussed approach so incorporates aspects of careers in STEM.
  10 We teach a little about chemistry jobs in the new GCSE.  Particularly relating to desalination plants for treating water.
  11 STEM Club encourages STEM careers.  There are displays around the department that suggest careers.
  11 On options evening we give advice to students regarding career paths if they take triple science and discuss routes into various STEM careers.
  12/13 We provide careers advice to students when applying through UCAS.