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Last updated on 20 September 2019
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School types: All · School phases: Secondary, 16 Plus

Work experience isn’t statutory at Key Stage 4, but is expected at Key Stage 5. Familiarise yourself with guidance on this, including how to make this work for pupils with SEN, and take a look at what some schools do.

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  1. KS4: there's no requirement
  2. KS5: work experience is expected 
  3. Pupils with SEN: raise career aspirations
  4. Examples of work experience provision
  5. Read about statutory career requirements and more

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