Meet the Gatsby benchmarks

The Discover! Creative Careers Programme has been designed to help you enable students to find their way into the creative industries.  Here's how we can help you to use the resources in your school and meet more of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

For Gatsby benchmark one... explore this website and in particular use the resources on this page to ensure that creative careers are part of your stable careers programme.

For Gatsby benchmarks two and three... download our lesson plans for the creative industries, designed to open minds to creative job opportunities and help students identify how their skills fit within them.

For Gatsby benchmark four... link your existing curriculum plans to creative careers, for example, in maths you could discuss production budget sheets, in English, you could try out script-writing or in art you could put on exhibitions, giving students the chance to try out roles like curator, event organiser and social media promoter. Use our Tutor time resources as useful content to build activities around.

For Gatsby benchmark five... connect with our partner Speakers4Schools to invite creative industry professionals to speak at your school. 

For Gatsby benchmark six... organise your own workplace visit for students with local creative employers. See our events section and find out how our partner S4S NextGen can help you. Also if you're a school or college planning to take part in a Discover! event in the workplace, download our Discover! Creative Careers Industry Insight Event Resource Pack for Schools and Colleges to ensure you and your students get the most out of your experience.

For Gatsby benchmark seven... invite local FE and HE providers to run vocational workshops or student-led peer-to-peer sessions using their creative knowledge, tools and facilities. Or look at our Meet creative professional films produced by creative industry-specialist providers for videos that can be used to kickstart learning.e