The decisions that young people make at school have a big impact on their lives –affecting not just their further education, training or employment, but also their social lives, finances and health outcomes. A key function of secondary schools is to prepare students to transition successfully toward a future career path. This involves providing curriculum opportunities to build students’ general capabilities, support students’ interests and aspirations, and support them to make informed decisions about their subject choices and pathways.

Students are more engaged in education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school.