List of Lessons

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Xello's interactive lessons encourage ongoing learning and reflection on a wide range of future readiness topics. They can be woven into curriculum plans, assigned as self-paced activities, and used as milestones of progress. Your students will uncover new skills and insights, and you’ll seamlessly strengthen their knowledge and professional skills without ever leaving Xello. Be sure to check out the Lesson Resources for England or Lesson Resources for Northern Ireland to help further support your students in their future-readiness.

noteNote: These year levels are recommendations. Your school's lesson sequence may be different. Check out this article on how to View the Lesson Sequence to learn more.
Lesson At a Glance Learning Objectives and Lesson Resources Prerequisites
Interests Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 7
  • NI: 8

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students reflect on some of the interests they have saved in Xello's interest inventory, explore the link between interests and various careers, and investigate how their interests match up with a career they like.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Add at least 5 interests in About Me

Save at least 3 careers
School Subjects at Work Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 7
  • NI: 8

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students relate school subjects to various tasks, reflect on their favourite school subject, and explore ways to use their favourite school subject in a career that interests them.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Time Management Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 7
  • NI: 8

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students explain why time management is important in school and on the job, create a time budget to assess how they currently manage their time, and explore ways to improve their time management skills.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save 3 careers
Biases and Career Choices Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 8
  • NI: 9

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students identify biases of gender, ethnicity, ability, and class in the workplace and explore how biases can influence career choices.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
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Explore Learning Styles Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 8
  • NI: 9

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students investigate visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles, and explore how understanding their own learning style can help them in school and on the job.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Complete the Learning Styles quiz

Save at least 3 careers
Discover Learning Pathways Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 8
  • NI: 9

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students investigate their post-secondary pathway options, explore the post-secondary pathways to various careers, and evaluate the pathways they could take to a career that interests them.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Skills Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 9
  • NI: 10

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students explore the skills required to perform a various activities, as well as the link between their skills and career goals.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Explore Career Matches Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 9
  • NI: 10

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students investigate central, secondary, and other aspects of the career match assessment, and how they relate to careers, reflect on their results, and explore the aspects for a career that interests them.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers

Complete the Matchmaker quiz
Self-Advocacy Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 9
  • NI: 10

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students understand the concept of self-advocacy, identify skills and behaviours required to effectively advocate for themselves, such as leadership, confidence, and communication, and explore ways they can advocate for themselves in school, the community, at home, and in a career.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
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Getting Experience Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 10
  • NI: 11

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students explore different ways they can get work experience while still in school: volunteer work, after-school activities, part-time jobs, internships, etc. and assess which type of experience is best suited for their career interests and goals.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Add at least 3 experiences to the Experiences Timeline

Save at least 3 careers
Personality Styles Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 10
  • NI: 11

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students investigate personality styles, and explore how their own personality style can help them at home, school, work, and other areas of their life.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Complete the Personality Styles quiz (the second part of Matchmaker)

Save at least 3 careers
Study Skills and Habits Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 10
  • NI: 11

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students identify skills, habits, and behaviours they need to succeed in school, explore potential obstacles to success in their schoolwork (such as lack of motivation, distractions, and lapses in self-confidence), and plan how to develop positive study habits and behaviours.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
None
Work Values Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 11
  • NI: 12

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students explore their own work values, and investigate careers that they may find satisfying based on their values.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Workplace Skills and Attitudes Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 11
  • NI: 12

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students explore skills and behaviours that employers look for, such as time management, dependability, good attitude, communication skills, problem solving, etc. Students explain why these skills and behaviours are important to various careers, how they manifest on the job, and assess their own employability skills.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Transition to FE Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 11
  • NI: 12

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students explore ways to make their transition to 6th Form or college easier and more successful, identify questions and concerns they have about entering 6th Form or college, and explore clubs, activities, and other resources to help handle transition to 6th Form/college; and develop other strategies to deal with transitions.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 5 interests
Choosing a University Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 12
  • NI: 13

Estimated time: 40 to 50 minutes
Students identify which factors are important to them in a potential university, and investigate how a university matches up to their priorities.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 universities
Career Demand Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 12
  • NI: 13

Estimated time: 40 to 50 minutes
Students learn about job projections and outlook, analyse factors that impact job demand, such as changes in technology, demographics, business practices or production methods, consumer preferences, and workplace restructuring, and explore how their career plans may be shaped by demand for a career that interests them.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Work/Life Balance Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 12
  • NI: 13

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students assess how their current work (school) demands affect family life, free time, etc., identify the work demands of a career of interest, and explore strategies for maintaining a healthy life-work balance now and in the future.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Career Backup Plans Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 13
  • NI: 14

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students understand the importance of career backup plans, and explore potential backup careers for themselves.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
Career Path Choices Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 13
  • NI: 14

Estimated time: 30 to 40 minutes
Students understand that career development is a process of constant change. They understand that flexibility and adaptability can help them continually explore their career options; and the importance of re-evaluating their interests, skills, etc. in order to identify the need or desire for a career change.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save 3 careers

Add at least 5 interests
Defining Success Recommended Year:
  • ENG: 13
  • NI: 14

Estimated time: 20 to 30 minutes
Students explore what success means to them in various aspects of life, including their personal life, school, and career, and explore ways they can make a difference and achieve success in a career that interests them.

To support your students even further, check out this lesson's Resources:
Save at least 3 careers
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Additional Resources

  • pdfPDF
    PDFIntroducing Students to Xello: Scope and Sequence

    The Scope and Sequence document outlines recommendations for how to use Xello throughout each year.

  • pdfPDF
    PDFLessons Pacing Guide

    Use this pacing guide to simplify your experience with Xello Lessons and supplementary resources. Topics for each year group are sequenced for you, so you can see at a glance the order in which to deliver the curriculum.