Life Skills

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Cardinal Langley helps ensure that all young people can make informed choices about their future. Cardinal Langley has been accredited with the Inspiring IAG Award showing our commitment to high quality CEIAG.

Here is a curriculum overview:
Life Skills Curriculum Grid

Key Stage 3

During year 7 students are introduced to different education pathways and careers. Life Skills lessons encourage students to think about what personal skills and qualities they possess, matching these up to a relevant education and career pathway.

During year 8 students study Careers Education as part of their GCSE options process. Students use lesson time to investigate different potential careers and which GCSE options are most appropriate.

All other topics taught as part of Life Skills encourage students to reflect upon how their choices can impact future economic wellbeing.

Key Stage 4

Within Key Stage 4 lessons students are prepared for their post 16 pathway. All students are given time to investigate the education pathways required for the different careers which they are interested within. Students also learn the practical skills required for applying for a position of employment, apprenticeship or college course. Students spend time developing their interview skills and how to talk confidently about themselves. Students are introduced to the different post 16 education pathways and the different post 16 providers within the local area.

The Careers Education lessons culminate in IAG week which takes place during the summer term of Year 10. The aim of this week is to raise aspirations and give students a practical insight into post 16 education. During this week students take part in an enterprise day which is an opportunity to develop a range of skills required within the world of work. One day is spent visiting a range of universities across the North West. Insight to industry day allows students to discuss different career options with people already employed within a wide range of industries. Students also take part in an A-level taster day or college visits, as well as an apprenticeship fair held within the school.