A series of lessons that will explore what a gap year means, what people can do and whether it would be something that would interest them.
As many students consider their options post-16, some may be considering a gap year. Others may not realise the the potential benefits that could be gained.
These teaching resources include student activities, case studies and worksheets.
Another option available to some students will be a gap year. There are significant career benefits that can be gained from a structured year out of education which can be in the UK or abroad. The various opportunities are introduced in these lessons.
Using case studies, pupils answer a series of related questions and reflect upon whether the case studies’ year out would help them find a job or get onto their university course.
Some students may not think that a gap year is suited to them. In this activity, pupils explore their motivations and highlight possible careers areas that may suit them.
This activity sees the students rotate around a series of pre-prepared workstations each outlining a different scenario relating to careers, education and gap years. Students must present their findings and develop a SWOT analysis.
In the final lesson in this module, students must consider the cost of a gap year. Working in groups they need to plan and develop ways to raise funds in order to afford a gap year.