What next after your GCSEs? Start thing about what you will study next.
How will you choose your qualifications next year? Consider why you’re making these choices.
I can state what ‘being an adult’ means to me.
I can give some examples of legislation that affects me at 16.
I know some of the rights, responsibilities and laws that affect me.
Planning for the future
What do you know about university? Is everything that you’ve heard about university true?
What career do you want? Do your choices for next year match up with this?
I know of some ways to help me manage any anxiety I may feel now and in the future.
I know of some ways to help me manage when I feel overwhelmed.
I know where I can access further information and support.
I know the links between sleep, physical and mental health and learning.
I can identify my financial goals and whether these are realistic in the short or longer term.
I can tell you the skills and attributes I have or need to develop in order to aim for my financial goals.
I am able to budget and understand the possible consequences of debt and sources of support for people in debt or have a gambling problem.
I understand the risks associated with gambling as an answer to debt or financial pressures.
I can identify what my dream job might be.
I can tell you if my dream job differs from the expectations of my family or friends and if so, how I can manage this to maintain positive relationships.
I can explain why I may need to change my skill-set as my career develops.
I can tell you what my dreams and goals are in relation to long- term intimate commitments including my choice to raise a family or not.
I can tell you about the choices available to me in terms of different legal arrangements in a relationship status e.g marriage, civil partnership and the difference between them.
I can explain the challenges and opportunities of becoming a parent.
I can identify key skills of successful parenting.
I can reflect on an appropriate time to start a family and the positive conditions within my relationships and lifestyle that I believe are essential to raising children successfully e.g. financial stability, support networks etc.
I can identify some possible barriers to some of my dreams and goals.
I can identify some contingency plans in relation to some of my dreams and goals if obstacles or barriers are met.
I understand what I need to do to achieve successful health, relationships and life-goals.
Getting more work experiences
Why is work experience so important? Find out the difference work experience can make.
Why volunteer? Explore how summer volunteering can make a difference.
What will you do this summer? Prepare your CV ready to make the most of the holidays.
How do you find a job? Look at job adverts and unpick what you mean.