Year 8 PSCHE - CAREERS AND PROFESSIONS.

22nd March 2024

The Year 8 Personal, Social, Citizenship, and Health Education (PSCHE) lessons focused on the topic of "Careers and Professions" this half of term. Throughout these sessions, students engaged in meaningful discussions, interactive activities, and reflective exercises aimed at fostering their understanding of various aspects related to careers and professional growth. Below, we outline the key subtopics covered:

Exploring Career Pathways:

Our students embarked on a journey of self-discovery to explore different career pathways aligned with their interests, strengths, and aspirations. Through guided exercises and discussions, they identified potential career options and gained insights into the skills, qualifications, and opportunities associated with each path.

Understanding Workplace Skills:

The importance of essential workplace skills was emphasised throughout our lessons, as students learned about the competencies necessary for success in professional environments. Through interactive discussions, role-playing activities, and real-world scenarios, students developed their communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management skills. These practical experiences provided them with valuable insights into the expectations and dynamics of the workplace.

Building Relationships and Networks:

Building positive relationships and networks is fundamental to navigating the complexities of both personal and professional life. Our students explored the significance of effective communication, active listening, and relationship-building strategies through engaging activities and discussions. They learned how to cultivate meaningful connections and leverage their networks to support their career aspirations and personal growth.

Community Engagement and Volunteering:

In fostering a sense of social responsibility and civic engagement, students were encouraged to actively participate in community service and volunteer activities. Through personal experiences, they developed empathy, compassion, and an understanding of the importance of contributing to the well-being of others. These experiences not only enriched their understanding of community dynamics but also instilled a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

We believe that equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for career and personal success is integral to their overall growth and development. By fostering self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and a sense of social responsibility, we aim to empower our students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.

Mr Shibweche

Council of International Schools
Council of British International Schools
Cambridge International Examinations
BTEC Level 3
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
GL Education Assessment Excellence
Council of British International Schools (Accredited Member)