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Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects to a wide range of future career paths.

These resources  support schools in meeting Gatsby Benchmark 4. Scroll down to find your subject

Getting started

Before you start to bring careers into the whole curriculum it can be really valuable to audit subject staff to find out what careers activity is already happening in class - you might be pleasantly surprised! Make sure to reference careers in schemes of work and ask your Careers Leader to report your careers activity using Tracker. Speak to your Careers Leader and Enterprise Coordinator for additional support.

Here are some quick and easy ideas to get you and your colleagues thinking:

  • Display careers posters and materials linked to careers that link to each subject (see below)
  • Link to a local firm through your school's Enterprise Adviser, Industry Champion or local Rotary Club or Chamber of Commerce - ask your Careers Leader for information
  • Link a project to careers e.g. year 10 students can write about their work experience week during an English or Modern Foreign Languages lesson.
  • Invite alumni to come into class to talk about the subject they have taken at college or university 
  • Use case studies of successful or famous people who have studied the subject
  • Use your careers history to exemplify change and choices in career
  • Enable students to gather labour market information on occupations relating to your subject
  • Deliver this lesson plan on the future of work, based on NESTA's latest statistics
  • Advice from Gildredge House School on how to implement Gatsby Benchmark 4 - please credit Gildredge House when you use their copyrighted material

Starter ideas 



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Careers resources by curriculum subject

All subjects

Art, Design

Citizenship, PSHE, Employability

Dance (also see Drama, below)

Design and Technology

Drama, Performing Arts


Enterprise, Business Studies,  Economics 

Film Studies

Food Science/ Food Technology


Health and Social Care


ICT, Computer Science



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Religious Studies/Education




PE, Sport

Science / STEM




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