The KS3 competition has ready-made lesson plans that include career-related learning for your pupils, accompanied by the incentives of an exciting class visit and individual prizes!
To access these lesson plans and teacher guide, head to the resources page.
The competition for 2019/20 has now closed but we expect to launch again in September 2020.
Students are challenged to research and select an NHS career. Once selected, they create materials to promote it, starting with a job description to capture key responsibilities, along with any qualifications, skills and experience needed. This learning is then used to create a fun and lively job advert to appeal to their peers. Students can enter individually or in teams of up to four.
Entries must be received no later than 31 Jan 2020.
Overall national winner(s) will receive Amazon vouchers worth £50. Overall national winner(s) will also receive a class trip to a local science venue
Ten regional winners will each receive an Amazon voucher worth £25
Highly commended certificates will also be awarded
Student appeal: Fun, lively and engaging to peer group - 20%
Creativity: Are there any creative ideas shown? Is there anything particularly innovative in its execution? Have the student(s) created something different? - 30%
Understanding of their chosen role: Understanding of role in job description and what it involves such as duties and tasks
Understanding of entry routes to chosen career including qualifications and skills needed - 30%
Structure and presentation: Was the idea/solution showcased effectively? Clear and concise structure and presentation - 20%
Our panel of expert judges have chosen Sara Abdulhadi, Sofia Lotto, Holly McPartland and Lily Jones from The Belvedere Academy in Liverpool as our national winners!
The girls created a fun and informative video to showcase the role of an NHS innovation consultant meaning they scoop this year's top prize of a £50 Amazon voucher each. Their entry was chosen from 1,784 entries from 124 schools.
We’d like to thank all the schools and students who submitted entries into the 2019/20 Step into the NHS secondary schools' competition.
You can also check out the winning video at the bottom of the page.