Linking Careers to Curriculum
Making subjects more relatable and relevant to everyday working life can help students feel more engaged in their learning. Linking curriculum learning to careers can boost achievement and help students to progress.
Studying English can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
A good linguist is provoked by the way that the English language is constantly moving; a good linguist will read widely, enjoy writing and want to discuss what others have written too.
If you enjoy English, then you might enjoy jobs or careers such as Management Consultant, Human Resources Officer, Equal Opportunities Officer, Civil Servant, Welfare Rights Worker, Counsellor, Youth Worker, Fundraiser, Tourist Information Assistant, Tour Guide, Sports Coach, Airport Information Assistant, Air Traffic Controller, Air Cabin Crew & Pilot, Publicity Officer, Advertising Copywriter, Market Research Analyst or Interviewer, Public Relations Officer, Author, Journalist, Presenter, Copywriter, Proof Reader, Publisher – plus many more.
Studying Maths can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
Maths is an excellent basis for a wide range of careers and supports A Level subjects well. Skills developed through the study of Maths are in high demand from employers allowing students to develop problem solving, logical thinking, effective communication and team working skills. If you enjoy Maths, then you might like jobs or careers such as Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Economist, Financial Adviser, Fund Manager, Investment Analyst, Insurance/Stockbroker’s Assistant, Statistician, Physicist, Meteorologist, Materials Scientist, Geneticist, Loss Adjuster, Biochemist, Company Secretary Air Traffic Controller, Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Buyer, Travel Agent, Sports Scientist, Company Secretary, Architectural Technologist, Cryptographer, Maritime Engineer, Aeronautical Analyst, Optometrist – plus many more.
Studying Computer Science can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
Computing emphasises abstract thinking, general problem-solving and mathematical reasoning and demands the ability to think in a rational, organised and methodical way. Computing students can go on to further subject study or any number of disciplines where analysis and problem solving are required. Jobs and careers might include Analyst Programmer, Computer Engineer, Games Designer, Software Developer, Software Support Technician, Website Developer, Business Analyst, Sound Technician, video Editor, Music Publisher, Train Driver, Transport Planner, airline pilot, air Traffic controller, financial Planner, Stockbroker.
Studying Science can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
If you enjoy any of the Sciences, there are many, many jobs or careers you might enjoy. For those who like Chemistry, consider Radiographer, Chiropodist, Doctor, Health Visitor, Dietician, Nurse, Pharmacist, Forensic Scientist, Geologist, Oceanographer, Agricultural/Biochemical/Chemical Engineer, Veterinary Surgeon, Agricultural Scientist and Glass Technologist.
For those who enjoy Physics, consider Architect, Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Geologist, Materials Scientist, Army, Forensic Crime Analyst, RAF, Scene of Crime Officer, Radiologist, Medical Physicist, Royal Navy, Nuclear Engineer, Laboratory Technician, Timber Technologist – these are just a few examples of careers.
For those who enjoy Biology, consider Paramedic, Medical Secretary, Gamekeeper, Veterinary Surgeon, Zoo Keeper, Oceanographer, Medical Receptionist, Landscape Architect, Horticultural Scientist, Nurse, Biochemist, Marine Biologist, Farm Secretary, Animal Physiotherapist, Forensic Scientist, Food Scientist – plus many more.
Studying Art & Design can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
Art encourages students to question their own values and aesthetic perceptions; it is unique with the curriculum in developing an expressive way of working. Careers of the future will require people with creative and imaginative learning skills. If you enjoy Art and Design, consider Animator, Florist, Cabinet Maker, Camera Operator, Fashion Designer, Upholsterer, Landscape Architect, Image Consultant, Tree Surgeon, Video Producer, Make-Up Artist, Product Designer, Special Effects Technician, Film/Video Editor, Commercial Photographer, Sign-maker/writer, Photographer, Model maker, Theatre/Television Designer, Garden Designer – plus many more.
Studying Business Studies can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
Business Studies provides an excellent foundation for studying finance or management plus the skills you learn are transferable across a broad range of subjects and careers. If you enjoy Business Studies, then you might like jobs or careers such as Company Secretary, Recruitment Agency Consultant, Internet/Web Professional, Advertising Account Executive, Marketing Manager, Purchasing Officer, Vehicles Sales Executive, Importer, Exporter, Actuary, Bilingual or Legal Secretary, Auditor, Stockbroker, Credit Manager, Financial Adviser/Planner, Copywriter, Database Administrator, Exhibition Organiser – plus many more.
Studying Design Technology can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
Students may go on to university where they can study courses such as Product Design and Interior/Spatial Design plus Engineering courses. If you enjoy Design Technology, consider careers such as Chemical Engineer, Cabinet Maker, Exhibition Designer, Building Services Engineer, Materials Technician, Textile Technologist, Stage/Set Designer, Steeplejack, Security Installer, Civil Engineer, Welder, Carpenter, Metal Engraver, Picture Framer, Locksmith – plus many more.
Studying Drama can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
The subject provides transferable skills that equip you to function in all our working lives; readiness, resourcefulness, resilience, responsibility, reflection, research, analysis, collaboration & team-work, leadership, negotiation and reading body language. If you enjoy Drama, then you might like jobs or careers such as Art Therapist, Children’s Nurse, Actor, Agent/Manager, Dancer, Speech & Language Therapist, Public Relations Officer, Events Organiser, Marketing Manager, Camera Operator, Special Effects Technician, Costume Designer, Stage/Set Designer.
Studying Geography can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
A good geographer will develop skills such as communication, numeracy, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness. You will develop an understanding of key issues and acquire the ability to analyse data as well as conduct investigations. Geography is a sound basis for a variety of careers such as Cartographer, Land Surveyor, Town/Traffic Planning Technician, Minerals/Mining Surveyor, Environmental Health Officer/Scientist, Biologist, Geologist, Meteorologist, Soil Scientist, Conservation Officer, Landscape Architect/Gardner, Countryside Ranger/Warden, Diplomatic Service Officer, Outdoor Activities Instructor.
A Level Environmental Science will be added to the TBSHS study offer in September 2022.
See this link for careers in and around the subject – Where can environmental science take me?
Studying History can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
History combines a thirst for knowledge with an inquisitive and questioning mind. Historians develop logical thinking, they research and challenge ideas and develop arguments along with analytical responses which can be applied in many varied contexts. Studying History may lead to careers such as Barrister, Solicitor, Court Reporter, Patent Agent, Journalist, Scriptwriter, Publishing Editor, Antique Dealer, Archivist, Archaeologist, Librarian, Museum Curator, Art Conservator, Theatre/TV Designer, Model Maker, Diplomatic Service Officer, European Union/Local Government Administrator, Industrial Relations Officer.
Studying PE can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
Whilst studying sport, you will gain an understanding of how the body works during sport and how skills and techniques are acquired and utilised within sport. PE has strong transferable links with Biology and Physics, and students will develop a wide range of subject knowledge from a range of disciplines benefitting either the workplace or further education. Students who study PE may go on to have careers such as Army Serviceman/woman, Firefighter, Security Guard, Fitness Instructor, Sports/Leisure Centre Assistant, Sports Professional, Sports Scientist, Tour Guide, Paramedic, Health Education Officer, Dietician, Sports Therapist, Physiotherapist.
Studying Religious Studies can lead to the following Jobs and Careers
Religious Studies connects with all subjects and is a traditional and academic discipline. Students think, question, share, communicate, collaborate, empathise, read, write, reflect and organise. The collective skills, knowledge and background of the subject provide students with an understanding of different cultures, people, diversity and ethical decisions. It is an excellent subject for any career involving working with people from Business, Law & Politics to Journalism & Media. Jobs and careers to consider include Equal Opportunities Officer, Human Resources Manager, Journalist, Agent, Author, Teacher, Trainer, Barrister, Constituency Agent, Crown Prosecution officer, Registrar, Politician, Social Worker, Psychologist, Charity Worker and Counsellor.
Please find below links to some more excellent information produced by The Careers & Enterprise Company that links careers with curriculum:
- Computer Science/IT
- Design Technology
- Health and Social Care
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Food and Nutrition
- Product Design
- Art & Design
- Hair and Beauty
- Religious Studies
- Business Studies
- Physical Education
For more articles and videos where careers are linked to the curriculum, see the icould website. Written in partnership with Speakers for Schools, it has some excellent resources – https://icould.com/explore#subject