| Backing the Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby report identified eight benchmarks of good career guidance, one of which was linking curriculum to careers. Careers in the curriculum describes a range of interventions which allow students to encounter career learning as part of their everyday school curriculum, but what impact is it having and what are the lessons for best practice?

This paper reviews the research on careers in the curriculum. Its findings will identify areas in the research that need to be addressed, not only to develop schools’ understanding of what works, but also to improve policy making in this area. 

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In the report you will find:

Introduces the eight Gatsby benchmarks and provides an overview of the evidence explored in this report.

What is careers curriculum?
Outlines what is meant by careers in the curriculum and how this form of career provision can be broken down into three main forms.

What impact does careers in the curriculum have?
Describes the three main ways that careers in the curriculum can impact young people preparing for the world of work.

Lessons for best practice?
Provides examples and resources for best practice when it comes to careers in the curriculum. 

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Executive summary [PDF]

Video: watch the webinar