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Exercises for Unrealistic Ambition

Price: £35.00
Age Range: KS4

Students assess realistically whether they can achieve their career goals, and look at the range of available jobs in their chosen field.

Sections include: Assessing skills; Rejection and failure; Focusing dream career ideas and looking at alternatives. Topics include: My skills and interests; Making the grade; Other ways ahead; Finding out

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Size: 79 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 006 4
Code: EFUA
Popularity rank: 216

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Contents List

LESSONS

SECTION 1 - This section helps students assess their skills.

  • 1 MY SKILLS
  • 3 MY INTERESTS
  • 5 MY INFLUENCES
  • 7 FINDING OUT
  • 9 TRUE OR FALSE?
  • 11 MY GRADES

SECTION 2 - This section deals with issues surrounding rejection due to unrealistic ability analysis and career choice.

  • 13 HOW I COPE
  • 15 JOB PROBLEMS?
  • 17 OTHER JOBS?
  • 19 MIX AND MATCH
  • 21 GETTING THERE
  • 23 POSITIVE STEPS
  • 25 AIMING HIGH
  • 27 MAKING THE GRADE

SECTION 3 - This section explores alternative career moves when a mismatch between aspiration and practicality is reached. Each career topic is split into three pages. The first page lists the career the student may aspire to. The second page lists alternative ways ahead in this field. The third page provides data about the qualifications students will most likely need to progress in this area.

DOCTOR

  • 29 BE A DOCTOR?
  • 31 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: MEDICAL
  • 33 MEDICAL DATA SHEET

MODEL

  • 35 BE A MODEL?
  • 37 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: FASHION
  • 39 FASHION DATA SHEET

SPORTS STAR

  • 41 BE A SPORTS STAR?
  • 43 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: LEISURE
  • 45 LEISURE DATA SHEET

ROCK STAR/ACTOR

  • 47 BE A ROCK STAR/ACTOR?
  • 49 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: ENTERTAINMENT
  • 51 ENTERTAINMENT DATA SHEET

PILOT

  • 53 BE A PILOT?
  • 55 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
  • 57 TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT DATA SHEET

BARRISTER

  • 59 BE A BARRISTER?
  • 61 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: LEGAL
  • 63 LEGAL DATA SHEET

ARTIST

  • 65 BE AN ARTIST?
  • 67 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: DESIGN
  • 69 DESIGN DATA SHEET

VET

  • 71 BE A VET?
  • 73 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: ANIMALS
  • 75 ANIMALS DATA SHEET

STOCKBROKER

  • 77 BE A STOCKBROKER?
  • 79 OTHER WAYS AHEAD: FINANCE
  • 81 FINANCE DATA SHEET

Reviews

05/01/05

Teacher Testing Report

Points students towards alternative, more realistic career choices without being too discouraging.
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04/01/05

Steve West at Careers Team Leader, Newscheck

The factor that makes this publication different from many others in the careers education market is the analysis of "Dream Careers".
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04/01/05

David Miller at Realistic/Unrealistic Career Aspirations

We need to encourage a project such as this. It has its feet very firmly on the ground.
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04/01/05

Steve West at Careers Team Leader, Newscheck

I have no hesitation in recommending purchase of this valuable resource.
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04/01/05

Steve West at Careers Team Leader, Newscheck

The point is very well made.
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04/01/05

Steve West at Careers Team Leader, Newscheck

The materials are presented very well, with clearly written exercises and a variety of neat illustrations.
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04/01/05

Steve West at Careers Team Leader, Newscheck

EFUA is another little gem in the expanding Chalkface series.
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04/01/05

Steve West at Careers Team Leader, Newscheck

The teacher's notes accompanying each exercise are particularly welcome for the hard pressed tutor likely to be at the delivery end.
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