Life

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. – Nelson Mandela

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world”.
Anne Frank

“You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future or a different past”. Richard Bach

Why are ‘Life’ lessons important?

‘Life’ is a process of individual self-development and the development of others.

‘Life’ lessons encourage students to reflect on their past and consider their future. They enable students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives and understand the world they live in. They develop the qualities and attributes that they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. In global terms, ‘Life’ lessons also educate students as to the plight of others and encourage them to consider how they can improve or enhance others’ lives.

All the units of work are planned to deliver provision to:
•Develop the learner’s self-awareness and self-management to become successful learners who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
•Emphasise the importance of individual rights and responsibilities.
•Support them in developing as members of communities. To become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
•Encouraging them to develop a voice in learning and in the life and work of the school. Identifying strengths, talents and potential to make progress and achieve.
•Enable students to transfer and generalise ideas across different contexts.

Units of Work

Year 7

Term 1
Community Action
Working as a team
OAP Event and Fundraising

Term 2
World Conflict
Personal Conflict and Anger Management
Positive Friendships and Relationships.

Term 3
Careers and the Law
Rights and Responsibilities
Animal Law

Year 8

Term 1
Community and Democracy
Global Communities
Human Rights

Term 2
Risk Taking
Risk Management
Sex Education and Support Services

Term 3
Cultural Diversity
Tolerance
Crime/Laws and Drugs in relation to religion

Year 9

Term 1
Government and Elections
Global Issues
Fair Trade and Exploitation

Term 2
Sex Education
Risk Management and Risk Taking
Rights and Responsibilities

Term 3
Personal Wellbeing
Body Image
Healthy Relationships

Year 10

Term 1
Healthy Bodies and Healthy Eating
Rights and Responsibilities
Economic Understanding
Criminal and Civil Law

Term 2
Personal Wellbeing
Body Image
Positive Relationships
Sex Education

Term 3
The European Union
The Commonwealth
The United Nations.
SRE and Risk Taking

Year 11

Term 1
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy bodies and Healthy Minds
Exam preparation

Term 2
Careers and Post 16 Pathway Guidance
Personal Reflection
Sex Education and Risk Taking

Term 3
Intervention
Post 16 Preparation

Year 12/13

Year 12 and 13 have bespoke ‘Guidance’ lessons based on students’ Post 18 Pathways, Risk Management, Health and Wellbeing, Global Issues and Personal Reflection.