Our Aspirations Programme currently has 621 online resources and school activities that are made available to students. We wanted to create a Resource Spotlight which will showcase resources that can help you to continue the amazing support for your Year 11s and Year 13s that have left school. The themes that were chosen are ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Careers’. The links for all chosen resources are listed at the end of this post.
Year 11 Wellbeing Resources
‘Young Minds – Looking After Yourself’ – Young Minds. From the schools we asked, we found that only 12% of Year 11 students had a high wellbeing score. This resource from Young Minds is a fantastic tool for you to continue supporting your students’ wellbeing! It contains information on a range of topics that are all based on looking after yourself. It also provides tips on how to improve mental health in certain situations.
‘Mental Health and Self-care for Young People’ – NHS. Our data showed that 24% of Year 11 students had a low wellbeing score. This resource contains six self-care videos which can be used to support and enhance all the great work already taking place in your school around mental health and wellbeing. The subjects range from self-care and social media, to dealing with change. The videos are engaging, which makes it more effective for Year 11s to watch and learn from.
Year 11 Careers Resources
‘Radio 1’s Careers Quiz’ – BBC Radio One. Through Aspirations we found only 33% of Year 11s had researched industries they’re most interested in. This resource is a quick and free interactive quiz which is useful for your Year 11 students exploring career paths. It is based on 8 questions and provides career paths that may suit students’ interests and skills. We are committed to supporting your students with their future pathways, and this is a great resource to continue work in this area.
‘I Could’ – Education and Employers. This is a fantastic resource containing testimonials and advice from people in different careers. This is great for Year 11s who are looking for first-hand knowledge about careers. It also gives students access to an interactive quiz that helps students understand their strengths and provides examples of careers where they could be used.
Year 13 Wellbeing Resources
‘Build Your Self Belief Skills’ - Youth Employment UK CIC. Based on 11,468 responses, we found that 20% of Key Stage 5 students have a low wellbeing score. This resource contains a lot of great information on boosting your students’ self-belief. It also provides tips on boosting motivation, resilience and positive attitude. This is a useful resource for your Year 13s leaving school and moving onto their next steps.
‘On My Mind’ – Anna Freud Centre. Our data shows that 72% of Key Stage 5 students only have a medium wellbeing score. ‘On My Mind’ from the Anna Freud Centre is co-produced by young people and contains information and tips on a range of wellbeing subjects. Topics range from self-care and helping someone else, to managing social media. This resource may be helpful to assist you in supporting your Year 13 students that have left school and may need extra support regarding their wellbeing.
Year 13 Careers Resources
‘Degree Explorer’ – GTI Media. 20% of the 6,392 students we asked said a reason for not going to university was due to not knowing what to study. That’s why we chose this resource. It is a two-stage assessment that provides students with a ranked list of university subjects that match their interests. It only takes about 20-mitutes to complete, making it a great extra resource to continue supporting your Year 13 students that are interested in university.
‘Radio 1 Free Career Advice Sessions’ – BBC Radio One. Our Aspirations data showed only 45% of the Key Stage 5 students we asked had researched the industries they’re most interested in. This resource contains many links to different career advice sessions. The sessions include journalism, the gaming industry, the music industry, fashion and many more. The sessions are engaging and are easy to learn from as they are in video form. They are excellent for the Year 13s you are supporting with next steps.
· ‘Mental Health and Self-care for Young People’ – NHS: https://rb.gy/l1fydz
· ‘Young Minds – Looking After Yourself’ – Young Minds: https://rb.gy/533ti5
· ‘Radio 1’s Careers Quiz’ – BBC Radio One: https://rb.gy/5pfapc
· ‘I Could’ – Education and Employers: https://icould.com
· ‘Build Your Self Belief Skills’ - Youth Employment UK CIC: https://rb.gy/kjvy4p
· ‘On My Mind’ – Anna Freud Centre: https://rb.gy/l4lcb8
· ‘Degree Explorer’ – GTI Media: https://rb.gy/mol0je
· ‘Radio 1 Free Career Advice Sessions’ – BBC Radio One: https://rb.gy/i6ythq