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 Information + support   = a good choice



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Lesson starter

                 Can you guess my job?

I lead a very busy life in Africa.
Look at some of the things I do in a week
and I learned all these skills at school and college.

Emailing people               Writing reports on progress
Teaching adults how to read   Advising people on healthy eating
Speaking French               Testing water for pollution
Repairing broken shelters     Costing new equipment
Making telephone calls        Interviewing people for jobs



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                      Answer to
               ‘Can you guess my job?’


• I am Alex,
• I am a volunteer worker for the Red Cross in Africa
• I missed out on taking a Gap year after finishing my
  college education so I decided to have a career break
  and I am now in Africa, helping a village to build and
  set up a school


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     What is a Learning Pathway?
• A Learning Pathway is the learning experience of each
  individual 14-19 year old. It consists of a Learning Core and a
  choice of options
• Learners will select, with support and guidance, options which
  suit their interests, abilities and learning styles and which help
  them to realise their potential
• All learners aged 14-16 will take the following subjects
   • English, Welsh (as a first or second language) Mathematics,
       Science and Physical education
   • RE, PSE, Careers Education and Guidance and Work
       Related Education

• The Options are the accredited qualifications such as GCSEs,
  NVQs, and others and they will vary according to individual
  schools and the local 14-19 Network
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                    Options available

• At our school we offer the following subjects




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                Making your choice

• You must keep your options open,
• You will have the chance to select further subjects at
  the 16-19 stage
• Look at the Yr 9 section of www.careerswales.com
• Use the support available to you to help make your
  choices
   • Teachers / tutors
   • Careers adviser / learning coach
   • Parents

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             or highlight, from this list, the positive
             reasons for making your choices

•   You like it or find it            •   You think it will be easy
    interesting                       •   You can develop new skills
•   Your parents think it is a good   •   You can’t think of anything
    idea, but you don’t                   else to choose
•   You’re good at it                 •   You like the teacher who
•   It sounds good even though            teaches it
    you haven’t found out about it    •   Your teachers think it is
•   It will combine well with other       suitable for you
    subjects                          •   You think you should do it-
•   It’s useful for your future           even though you haven’t found
    career                                out about it
•   Your friends are doing it         •   You think you will do well



            Positive choices are balanced choices                     7
    Some reasons for making your choice
           Positive                   Negative
• You like it or find it        • Your friends are doing it
  interesting                   • Your parents think it is a
• You think you will do well      good idea, but you don’t
• You’re good at it             • You think it will be easy
• You can develop new skills    • You can’t think of anything
• It will combine well with       else to choose
  other subjects                • You like the teacher who
• Your teachers think it is       teaches it
  suitable for you              • It sounds good
• It’s useful for your future   • You think you should do it-
  career                          even though you haven’t
                                  found out about it
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          Thinking about yourself
   Strengths in school          Weaknesses in school




Likes in and out of school   Dislikes in and out of school




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 New jobs are appearing – you will need to
           find out about them

• Air Marshall        Match the picture to the job



• Phlebotomist

• Boom operator

• Sommelier

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