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Aiming High

Aiming High

The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
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Step 11

Learner Descriptor

Learners create plans that include clear targets to make progress tangible

Teacher Explanation

Learners create plans that include clear targets to make progress tangible

Resources

  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to use consistent language and recognise when they are applying essential skills successfully by using this Essential Skills mat and rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills tokens.
  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to recognise when they are applying skills successfully by rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills certificates.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What makes a successful political party? Learners dive head first into the world of politics, learning about democracy and digital campaigning before setting up their own political party, debating policy points and holding an exciting election.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What skills are required to be successful in the world of work and employment? They take part in four professional scenarios, including a team meeting, sales pitch and product design session. The day ends with a self-reflection, during which learners write targets for the future.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What makes a successful business? They research, develop, cost, market and pitch their idea for a new brand of chocolate.
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    Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What career is right for me? They complete a carousel of skills activities linked to different career sectors. The day ends with learners presenting back on what they have learnt, and creating an action plan for their next steps.
  • Challenge Day: Step 10 to Step 12
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 10-12 in all eight essential skills as they consider: How can we have a positive impact? They investigate the world of social entrepreneurship and set up their own venture with a social mission.