Life Skills

Life Skills is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities.  It equips them with knowledge and practical skills to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives.

Life Skills also enables young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

A number of subjects fall under the umbrella of Life Skills; PSHE education, Careers Education Guidance and Work Related Learning.

Year 7:

  • Introduction to the Learning Resource Centre
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Careers – CV writing and types of work
  • Puberty
  • Mental Health
  • Introduction to Drug Education
  • Healthy Eating
  • Anti-Racism
  • Money Management
  • Disability Awareness
  • Wellbeing
  • Revision Skills
  • Hazards at home
  • Loss and Grief
  • E-Safety
  • Current Issue
  • Team Building
  • Feedback

Year 8:

  • Sleep
  • Democracy
  • Wellbeing
  • Careers – Thinking about Work
  • Smoking
  • Britishness
  • Role Models
  • Crime and Consequences
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Mental Health
  • Dangers of Transport
  • Divorce
  • Finance
  • Cyberbullying
  • Careers – CV Writing
  • Current Issue
  • Music and Identity
  • Feedback

Year 9:

  • Social Responsibility
  • Careers – Option choices
  • CV writing
  • Current Issue
  • First Aid
  • Wellbeing
  • Dysfunctional Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Cannabis Education
  • Extremism
  • Mental Health
  • Homophobia
  • ThinkB4UStrip (Sexting)
  • Finance
  • Feedback

Year 10 Careers:

Future Placement & CV Writing

Year 10 Lifeskills:

Mental Health, Alcohol, Cancer Awareness & Democracy – Magistrates and Crime

Year 11 Careers:

Sixth Form Entry

Year 11 Lifeskills:

Sexual Health, Financial Education & Legal Highs

Useful Websites for Teenagers