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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.
Employer Assembly This year each year group will have an assembly hosted by an employer allowing students an insight into a different industry. They will learn about roles that exist within that industry and how to achieve those careers. The aim of this is to inform students about the wide range of careers that exist as well as inspiring students we hope that it will allow them to link their education to their potential future career.
Big Bang Event The Big Bang Fair Yorkshire and Humber is part of the major UK-wide programme led by Engineering UK. The Big Bang programme celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievements in STEM through the Big Bang Competition.

Further information can be found here: https://nearme.thebigbangfair.co.uk/view/?eve_id=1974 

Apprenticeship Activity National Apprenticeship week will take place from Monday 3rd February till Friday 7th February 2020. 

During this week Year 7 students will take part in an activity that will inform them of what an apprenticeship is and the different careers they can pursue via an apprenticeship. 

Year 8

 

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.
Employer Assembly This year each year group will have an assembly hosted by an employer allowing students an insight into a different industry. They will learn about roles that exist within that industry and how to achieve those careers. The aim of this is to inform students about the wide range of careers that exist as well as inspiring students we hope that it will allow them to link their education to their potential future career.
Apprenticeship Activity National Apprenticeship week will take place from Monday 3rd February till Friday 7th February 2020. 

During this week students will take part in an activity on apprenticeships learning more about what they involve, the different levels you can study and complete interactive activities to enhance their knowledge. 

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. 

Year 9

 

Employer Interviews with Ahead Partnership Every student in Year 9 will experience an interview with an employer, the aim of this activity is to give students their first interview experience and to learn what is expected in an interview. The interviews will be following on from an employer assembly so students will be able to link the relevance of the activity and be able to speak directly with an employer should they have any further questions.
Employer Assembly with Ahead Partnership Year 9 will have an employer led assembly organised by Ahead Partnership which will follow on with an interview from an employer. The aim of this assembly is to introduce students to different careers but also to be able to link this to their GCSE choices to a career and labour market information.
Apprenticeship Activity National Apprenticeship week will take place from Monday 3rd February till Friday 7th February 2020. 

During this week students will take part in an activity on apprenticeships learning about the different employers that offer apprenticeships and the different qualifications they could gain through this career path.

HEPP: Finance and Benefits HEPP (Higher Education Progression Partnership) will deliver a workshop to all year 9 students regarding how student finance works and dispelling any myths around this. They will also focus on the benefits of gaining a degree with this be university based or via an apprenticeship.
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