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Life Skills at Sir John Gleed School

Course description

The inclusion of Life Skills in the curriculum is to enhance the, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students. It is also preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Through the frameworks in KS3 & 4 there are threads that inter-relate and these support a student’s health and personal and social development.

Within all the modules the aim is to develop:

  • confidence and responsibility
  • abilities
  • a healthy and safe lifestyle.
  • secure and good relationships and respect the differences between people.

The QCA says that Life Skills aim to help children and young people: “understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.”

Life Skills is about enabling people to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities.

Life Skills issues are:

  • real: actually affect people's lives
  • topical: current today
  • sometimes sensitive: can affect people at a personal level, especially when family or friends are involved
  • often controversial: people disagree and hold strong opinions about them
  • ultimately moral: relate to what people think is right or wrong, good or bad, important or unimportant in society.

The issues are taught through PSHE, Citizenship and Careers Education, Information and Guidance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Gleed School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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