Head of Faculty: Mrs J Higgon
Learning, Identity, Faith and Employment (LIFE)
The LIFE programme at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 includes: Citizenship, Careers Education, age appropriate relationships and sex education as well as Religious Education.
LIFE aims to develop a range of skills including risk management, decision making, empathy, respect for others and financial capability.
LIFE education helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, LIFE education helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Through the RE element students are encouraged to understand the nature of religious and ethical beliefs and practices and to appreciate their importance in the lives of individuals, communities and cultures. We discuss and consider ethical dilemmas and decisions that will face us when living in our society and hope to equip students with the tools to prepare them in dealing with the variety of beliefs and lifestyles that form our society.
Key Stage 3
What makes us who we are?
Crime and UK Justice System
Government, Elections and Voting
Taking More Risks*
Impact of Religion
Diversity or Division?
Rights and Responsibility*
Sex and Relationships*
Crime and Punishment
Prejudice and Discrimination
Life after death
Evil and Suffering
Age appropriate Relationships and Sex Education is delivered throughout the key stage (indicated by an * in the table above).
Key Stage 4
In KS4 the LIFE curriculum is delivered alongside core RE and citizenship. The course throughout KS4 includes:
Relationships Peace and Conflict
Parenting Ethical Decision
Financial Capabilities Crime and Punishment
Job Applications Human Rights
Planning for the Future Gender roles and multi-ethnic society
Schemes of Work
Please click on the links below to access more detailed information on what students will be taught throughout the academic year.
The LIFE curriculum also works closely with the Careers Leader; please click here for further information.