Designed to help students develop an awareness of the world of careers and make the right personal choices, Launchpad is easily integrated into existing methods of delivery. Packed with a range of features it includes:
Although students won’t be making defined choices about their future career in KS3, they are making conscious and sub-conscious decisions about what they are interested in and what to engage with. They will also be developing perceptions about their own abilities and how careers and subjects relate to them.
To support this, Launchpad provides impartial information in a fun, easy to understand format whilst also developing awareness of strengths and future goals.
An introduction to the world of work
Launchpad shows students a wide range of careers across different career areas, broadening their horizons and illustrating the breadth of opportunities that are available within different sectors. They learn the basics about what is involved and view video case studies where people who do the job share insight into what they do and what it is like.
Personalised skills profiling
By answering a short scenario based assessment, students are presented with their own skills profile. They can see their strengths and which skill area they want to develop further ensuring that they understand themselves as they prepare for important choices.
Motivating subject engagement
Launchpad shows students the careers that each subject can lead to, what’s involved in studying them at GCSE level and how their own skill compares to the skills needed to be successful in each subject.
Setting progression goals
Launchpad includes a personalised action plan which encourages students to set goals to help them develop their skills. It also inspires them to grow their interest in different careers. The ‘My Life’ feature helps students to see the value in their achievement outside of the classroom.
Launchpad provides a wealth of information that develops self-awareness and understand of learning options and careers.
Launchpad includes features to support each year group throughout Key Stage 3 with information, skills analysis and progression ideas, it showcases a range of options to develop awareness and understanding.
Take a look at how Launchpad can help your students explore their options and start thinking about their future.
How well do your students understand their skills? It’s really important that as they prepare to transition to GCSEs, they are aware of which skills they are strong in and which they need to focus development on. Launchpad analyses skills and helps students to understand their strengths and where they need further development. They can then compare their profile to each GCSE subject helping them to make decisions about what to study and how to improve their skills.