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LEARNING FOR LIFE AND WORK

OVERVIEW

The four subject strands of Learning for Life and Work have statutory requirements that schools must meet. This includes

  • Citizenship
  • Employability
  • Home Economics
  • Personal Development

Learning for Life and Work is also embedded through the key elements and is reflected in the requirements for all other Areas of Learning. Learning for Life and Work supports other key components of the Revised Curriculum like Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. It provides opportunities for pupils to develop skills, knowledge, understanding, attitudes and values that help them:

  • prepare for adult life, independent living and work;
  • meet the challenges and opportunities of contemporary society; and
  • make informed decisions and take responsible action throughout their lives.

In addition to this, at KHS we offer GCSE Learning for Life and Work as an option.

AIMS

This specification aims to encourage students to:

  • develop the skills required to think independently, make informed decisions and take appropriate courses of action in relation to personal, social, economic and employment issues;
  • develop a deeper understanding of the impact of change on individuals, society
    and the economy;
  • develop a deeper understanding of the connections between local, national and
    global issues;
  • develop higher-order critical and creative thinking skills;
  • develop their ability to work effectively with others;
  • develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to critically challenge accepted views and assumptions;
  • develop a critical and analytical approach to problem solving and decision making; and
  • develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, and progress to further or higher education and employment

MEET THE STAFF

Mrs. S.J. Henning

Mrs. M. Annett

Mr. I. Bingham

Mrs. L. McGrath

Mrs. T. Power

KEY STAGE 3

Learning for Life and Work is a compulsory Area of Learning at Key Stage 3. It has four subject strands: Employability, Local and Global Citizenship, Personal Development, and Home Economics.

Learning for Life and Work builds on Personal Development and Mutual Understanding at primary. It aims to bring closer links between the curriculum and the knowledge, skills and capabilities that are necessary for life and work. It explicitly addresses the three main objectives of the curriculum: to develop young people as individuals, as contributors to society, and as contributors to the economy and the environment.

KEY STAGE 4

The CCEA GCSE Learning for Life and Work specification engages students to explore social, personal, economic and employment issues. Topics include diversity and inclusion, social responsibility, human rights and entrepreneurship.

The specification helps students to understand the connections between local, national and global issues. They develop confidence in thinking independently by critically challenging accepted views and assumptions. They also make informed decisions and take appropriate action.

Students also have opportunities to develop transferable skills such as creative thinking, analytical problem solving and effective teamwork.

GCSE Learning for Life & Work

Learning for Life & Work subject description at GCSE level.