Life Skills

Subject Coordinator:
Mrs Frances Phillips

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Incorporating Personal, Social, Health and Economic education along with Citizenship.

The aims of the course are to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to manage their lives now and in the future.  The course is designed to educate the students so that they can stay healthy and safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.  Many of the lessons will support the students so that they can make positive choices to improve their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

In Years 7 and 8 the programme will be delivered through two lessons per timetable cycle. In Year 9 there will be one lesson per cycle as well as collapsed timetable days to extend the learning into aspects of financial capability and career choices, as well as work on sex and relations education.

Topics covered throughout Key Stage 3 include the key concepts of:    

  • Healthy lifestyles, including drugs and alcohol education
  • Mental Health
  • Being ManKind
  • Careers
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Dementia
  • Economic understanding

Students will be involved in a range of activities such as discussion, debating, research, role play, the use of creative writing and art work. Students will also be encouraged to play their part as active citizens through such activities as contributions to form time and student council, involvement in charity fund raising events and litter picking around the campus.


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