Key Stage 3 | Hall Cross Academy
Key Stage 3

Hall Cross Academy aims to provide every student with a positive and impartial careers experience. The careers programme displays the activities that all students take part in, however, we also recognise the importance of meeting student’s individual needs and interests and have attached the whole school career activities to evidence the wide support we offer to your son/daughter during their time at the academy.

Year 7

Activity Outcome
Exploring Industries using Kudos Cascaid The aim and purpose of this activity is to allow students to explore the different industries that exist and the variety of roles that come under these sectors.
HEPP: Benefits of HE To gain an initial insight into university and its purpose. The aim is that from finding the benefits of gaining a degree it will help raise student’s aspirations and provide motivation towards their education and future.
Careers Fair organised by the Chamber of Commerce Students get their first opportunity to see potential progression routes via further education and higher education providers and different employers. Students will be able to ask questions and begin to make plans for their future.

Year 8

Activity Outcome
HEPP: Choices and Pathways The purpose of this is for students to explore the vast degree opportunities and the routes they can take. Through this activity, students will be able to link their GCSE choices and use decision-making techniques to look at how their GCSE choices could affect their future pathways.
Professionals Day Students will rotate round 5 different employers of their choice, learning about their careers and the route they took to achieve this career. Employers make these workshops not only insightful but engaging with relevant activities.
Health care Careers fair The NHS has vast career opportunities for students to progress into and this careers fair has been designed to give students a more in depth awareness of the different healthcare professions. The aim of this is to explore this industry in a fun interactive way that will have longing impact upon the students.

Year 9

Activity Outcome
Hull University Visit. All students in Year 9 are given the opportunity to attend the University of Hull where they are able to meet with staff and student ambassadors. They are given a campus tour and complete various activities where they can learn about the different courses available, the different opportunities you can take while studying at university and student finance including grants and bursaries.
Employer Interviews with Ahead Partnership Every student in Year 9 had an interview, the aim of this activity was to give students their first interview experience and to learn what is expected in an interview.
Commando Chef The Royal Marines Educational Awareness Team came into school to speak with Year 9 students about the career opportunities available to them. An inspirational talk that was accompanied by cooking demonstrations highlighting the importance of healthy eating and its relevance to the role of Marines. The Marines that ran this activity were chefs for the Royal Marines.
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