KS4 - Uncertainty in the Workplace - 6 lessons

This module explores the concept of uncertainty both in work and life. How have people and companies coped with uncertainty in the past?

These KS4 enterprise teaching resources include lesson plans, case studies, student worksheets and PowerPoint slides.

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Roleplay exercise involving students engaging with case studies, dealing with uncertainty and change in the world of work.

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Students identify those events which they think have certain and uncertain outcomes. What makes an outcome certain?

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Developing personal skills and attributes to help young people deal with change in their own careers.

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Students complete an exercise looking at how people cope with change and uncertainty in the world of work.

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Comparing the world of work in 1955 with today, students are encouraged to think about how the world of work may change in the future.

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Using examples of groups who have changed the world of work in the past - including Luddites and Suffragettes.

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Enterprise Teaching Resources - Uncertainty

There are many things in live that are certain and equally there are many that are uncertain. In these lessons, students consider certain and uncertain events and how this may affect them from a work perspective.

Lesson 1 – Certain and Uncertain Events

Lesson 1 introduces this concept and students consider the outcome of various scenarios and what factors may contribute to this.

Lesson 2 – Employment Uncertainty

This concept is now applied to the work environment. Students think about changes that are being experienced and how this might affect them.

Lesson 3 – How People Have Coped with Employment Uncertainty

Using government information, students review advice given and prepare a summary outlining the key points.

Lesson 4 – What Did the World of Work Look Like in 1955 in the UK

In this lesson, students reflect on the working environment in the past and consider how this has changed in relation to the current market.

Lesson 5 – Influences on Changes in the World of Work

Using case studies, students look at events that have caused changed to the world of work. Working in groups, they identify the outcomes of these changes.

Lesson 6 – What Skills do You Need to be Able to Cope With Change

Students now reflect on their own skills and identify if those required to be able to cope with change including personal, transferable and technical skills.

Vocational Qualifications

These uncertainty in the workplace lessons can be used to support learning outcomes for Preparation for Working Life - Changing World of Work from AQA. These lessons are also suitable for use with Economic Well-Being and Financial Capability - Changing Patterns of Work, Developing Skills for Employment - Changing World of Work from NOCN.