Careers – Student Area

It is never too early to find out about the opportunities available to you and to start planning what sort of career and life you want to lead.

In PSHEe lessons you will complete Careers Education. These are the topics covered each year over your journey through Torpoint Community College for careers education and the living in the wider world strand of PSHEe. (A full list of PSHEe topics for each year group can be found on the PSHEe section of the website.)

Year 7

Transition to Secondary School

  • Moving on to Secondary School
  • Skills, Qualities, Self-esteem, and Friendships
  • Coping with transition and where to find help, information, advice, and guidance
  • Introduction to online career platforms: Career Pilot and Unifrog

Managing Money

  • What is banking?
  • Financial Services – making financial choices
  • Budgeting


  • Careers: Unifrog: What are Skills?
  • Who am I? Skills and Qualities and info on employment law for young people
  • Finding out about different Careers
  • What does great learning look like?
  • Unifrog revision: good vs bad revision activity
  • Unifrog: What’s your dream job?
  • LMI Labour Market Information

Year 8

Differences, Diversity and Prejudice

  • What is diversity? What is prejudice?
  • Discrimination in all its forms: racism, religious discrimination, disability, sexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia
  • Challenging Stereotypes


  • Routes to Employment
  • Career Sectors Unifrog interests activity
  • LMI Labour market Information
  • Unifrog: University vs apprenticeships – The big debate
  • Unifrog: Transferable Skills

Money Matters

  • Earning Money – Payslips and Financial Security
  • Budgeting and Money over a lifetime
  • Understanding Debt/Gambling including online gambling

Year 9

  • Transition to key stage 4 – what are your options?
  • What are your skills and qualities?
  • Careers: Setting goals and Unifrog: Subject library treasure hunt
  • Safe Working Practices and Environments: The Law and work
  • Finances: Guide to finances and Paying Tax

Year 10

Living in the Wider World

  • Internet Citizens
  • Extremism and Radicalisation


  • Unifrog – personality quiz
  • Post 16 Options
  • Interview Skills
  • CV Writing

Year 11

Living in the Wider World

  • Managing Online Presence
  • Understanding the Workplace
  • Finances and Consumer Rights


  • Careers – next steps and NCS
  • Careers – longer term plans

In year 9 all students meet with a member of the College Leadership Team to discuss their options following the year 9 options evening and to help all students pick their best options for Key Stage 4.

In year 11 all students meet with a Level 6 qualified Career Advisor. Davina Bray, the Careers Leader has completed the Level 6 Careers Advice and Guidance Diploma as well as the Level 6 Careers Leadership Certificate and will meet with students to offer impartial advice and guidance.

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Unifrog is the complete destinations platform – a one-stop-shop for students across KS3, KS4 and KS5 regardless of their interests or academic ability. It is the only place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK as well as university in 30 other countries across the world. This is alongside getting access to labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.

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The CareerPilot website has been developed by local universities and contains expert careers information and career research tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place.

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