Lesson activities: 11 – 14 year olds

Get your 11 – 14 year old students thinking about their futures with our careers planner, identifying strengths worksheet, presentation, and activities to support those with English as an additional language (EAL).


Our resources can help you achieve your Gatsby benchmarks, as outlined in the table below. 

Activity Gatsby benchmark

Careers planner for 11 – 14s 

Introduce your students to career choices, GCSE options, and looking ahead to university, with our free downloadable careers planner.

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GCSE choices: Practical ways to guide students

Advising Year 9s on GCSE options? Use our advice and activities to make sure their choices are suited to their learning style and ability, and fit in with their future aspirations.


Showcase your skills and achievements 

Use our worksheet and teacher notes in this 15-minute exercise, to help your students identify and reflect on some of their key strengths and how to highlight these.


What next after sixth form?

A presentation and notes to facilitate a teacher-led discussion, to explore the routes available to your students after school. 

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Supporting students with EAL: Careers ideas and activities

Find practical tips and activities to help your students with EAL engage with their future.

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We all have the power to make a difference 

This PSHE resource from the Blueprint for All charity explores some of the key issues around race that have recently dominated the media, with links to further resources to support age-appropriate conversations and learning.