Information For Staff

Gatsby Benchmark 4 - All teachers should link their curriculum to careers.

The International Centre for Guidance Studies found that improving career guidance in secondary schools and colleges can lead to better student outcomes, while also raising aspirations and increasing engagement with education.

By being able to see the relevance of what they are studying in the classroom, students feel more engaged with their learning. Students are able to see the possibilities and progression routes linked to their subjects which can motivate and inspire students. Staff highlighting the relevance of their subject to future careers and opportunities creates social capital for young people with more limited networks.

The links below may provide some useful resources to link careers to your curriculum area.

If you require any support, please contact Mrs E McDermott ([email protected]).

Useful Links

Careers and Enterprise Company - The Careers and Enterprise Company website hosts a range of BM4 resources for a range of subjects.
CareersPilot - Resources for teachers
CareersBox - Careers videos
The Wow Show - Videos and lesson plans (includes pharmacy, health, construction)
Speakers for Schools - Virtual talks including a library of past talks
Inspiring the Future - Connect with volunteers (guest speakers, workplace visits)
National Careers Service - Careers profiles
iCould - careers videos
Talent Forum Potential - examples of BM4 projects

Subject Specific

McDonalds (Food Technology)
McDonalds (Business)

A comprehensive list of websites and resources for each subject area can be found on our Careers@CVEA Teams group.