Lesson 7: Gender stereotypes – Careers and jobs

Pupils explore the issue of gender stereotyping in the workplace, developing their understanding of what a stereotype is and how it can affect job/career choices

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To develop understanding of stereotypes and how these might affect job/career choices

Statutory guidance

Pupils should be taught:

  • What a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be given magazines and or books to help them to identify a job for their picture.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to identify ways in which they can address and challenge stereotypes.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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Created by:
Lifting Limits,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Lifting Limits’ mission is to promote gender equality and challenge gender stereotyping – a root cause of inequality – in and through education.  Lifting Limits supports schools, through training and resources, to recognise and address gender stereotyping which may be…
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