Life Skills

Life Skills includes Personal Social and Health education, as well as Economic Education, Study Skills, Citizenship and Careers Education and Guidance.

Life Skills is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that are designed to help young people grow up and develop as individuals and members of families and communities. It is designed to equip them with the 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 to explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now, and will in the future.

What will my child be studying?

Year 7

Clubs Fair, Team Building, Youth Connexions, Drugslink, Loss & Grief, Disability Awareness, First Aid, Mental Health, Bullying, Puberty, Hazards at Home, Careers 1, Current Issue, Support Staff, Feedback

Year 8

Role Models, Careers – Thinking about work, Smoking/VSA, Cyberbullying, Mental Health, Head’s Q&A, Democracy, Crime, Why Laws?, Careers: Employability Skills, Current Issue, Dangers of Transport, Music and Identity, Relationships, Environmental Matters, Feedback

Year 9

Careers: Choices, Homophobia, Bushcraft, Being a Teen, Cannabis, Divorce (Rev Jane Banister), Assertiveness, Social Responsibility, Mental Health, Self Esteem, Danger of Hols/Concerts, Dysfunctional Relationships, E Safety, Careers: Inclusion, Current Issue, Feedback

Year 10

Will have various sessions throughout the year: Mental Health, Cancer awareness, Money Management (budgeting), Drugs and Alcohol awareness, Introduction to WEX, Health and Safety for WEX, and evaluation of WEX

Year 11

Will have various sessions throughout the year: Sexual Health, Money skills, Festivals (drug and alcohol awareness), Sixth Form Entry, Careers: Action Planning, Careers: Futures

How will I support my child through Life Skills?

Useful website include:

How will my child be assessed in Life Skills?

  • Students are informally assessed through independent and group work in lessons.
  • Assessment criteria from the broader curriculum will be incorporated into lessons in order to provide formative assessment. This will be approached through opportunities for self and peer assessment and verbal teacher feedback.

Subject Leader: Miss J Alder