Preparation for Working Life

Preparation for Working Life is a vital and stimulating part of the curriculum offering knowledge and skills for students moving towards further education, employment and adulthood, this course is only offered at KS4 and KS5.

The Preparation for Working Life specification is equivalent, in the size and demand placed on students, to a GCSE short course.

It is an interdisciplinary course which covers aspects of careers, health, personal safety, employment opportunities, applying for jobs and personal finance. Preparation for Working Life is a practical course in which students learn skills such as how and where to find employment opportunities, how to apply for jobs and courses, and how to prepare for an interview.

Cross Curricular Links: Elements of the course map on to programmes of study at Key Stage 4 for Citizenship and PSHE, such as personal and economic well-being and financial capability.

  • 'I just want to say how excellent Gareth's EHC annual review was this morning. I have been to many reviews at different schools and I must say I was really impressed with the preparation to ensure all aspects of his plan were addressed and everyone's view included. It was very child focussed and I have come away feeling confident in the school's ability to meet Gareth's needs.  The All About Me work is really valuable, this is something Children's Services in Warwick complete with Children in Care and I'm pleased to see it used in other contexts'.

     

    CW, Social Worker 

  • "My daughter has really enjoyed the ‘Well-Being’ group that came into school, it has been very good for her”

    Parent

  • “My son is doing brilliant at school and is really happy, he is making better progress and more importantly in his own well-being"

    Parent