Lesson 6: Gender and careers

Children learn about stereotypes in the workplace and that these should not limit people’s career aspirations

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To understand that there are stereotypes in the workplace and these should not limit people’s career aspirations.

Statutory guidance

  • Nothing relevant to this lesson

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could use the Activity: Writing frame provided.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to provide more comprehensive responses as to why stereotypes might exist for some jobs and how these stereotypes can be challenged.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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