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The Team and Facilities:

PSHEE and Citizenship is taught by tutors, supported by specialist staff where appropriate. We are dedicated to helping students improve their personal and social skills whilst also providing knowledge of the world around them at a local and global level. Lessons are engaging, practical and interactive. Students are encouraged to be creative, voice their opinions and critically evaluate key issues which relate to them and impact their lives.

Key Stage 3:

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to support all students at this critical stage of their education. Year 7 lessons focus on the transition from Primary School to Secondary School and how to make a successful start to their secondary career both academically and socially. Topics cover all areas of the PSHEE and Citizenship programme of study including, Politcs, Bullying, Money Management and Sex and Relationship Education.

The curriculum has been designed to challenge the students academically and to encourage them to think deeply about controversial subject matter. Students enjoy the challenging nature of PSHEE. In a recent subject inspection the student panel unanimously stated that they looked forward to lessons and also felt the subject had equipped them with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with potentially difficult issues.

Key Stage 4:

All students at Key Stage 4 will continue to have one lesson a week. The lessons will build on themes covered at Key Stage 3 whilst also meeting the requirements of a Key Stage 4 cohort, The students particularly value the time spent writing their CVs and find the revision and study skills sessions particularly useful in helping them prepare for their GCSE examinations.

PSHEE is a non-examined subject, although students work is assessed every term in line with school policy. The lack of external examination affords Learning 4 life a freedom which teachers use to build creative, engaging, and up to date lessons. Topics covered include Money Management, Global Issues and Preparation for working life.

Key Stage 5:

At Key Stage 5 students continue to have one lesson per week. The onus is on preparing students for University, Apprenticeships or the world of work. Students use lessons to write Personal Statements, complete their UCAS applications and prepare for University and job interviews.

Students find these lessons play an integral part in shaping their future careers and recognise the important role the Learning 4 Life team play in advising and guiding them at this crucial juncture of their education.