Life Skills

We feel it is very important for students to have the opportunity to experience / learn from these diverse areas. All Year 12 students follow this course, which has been divided up into four areas with varying amount of time spent on each. They are Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Food and Young Adult Life Skills.

Personal, Social and Health Education

Purpose

To ensure all students in the Sixth Form have had access to and have had an opportunity to participate in a comprehensive PSHE course.

The Course

In this ten-week course, students will participate in active discussion on the following topics:

  • Mental health
  • Identity
  • Independent thinking
  • Friendship
  • Alcohol use and abuse
  • Responsibility
  • Contraception
  • Consent
  • Rape

In addition to these themes, students are free to introduce other related topics of their own choosing in a safe environment. Students are not obliged to comment and are reminded to seek support from any member of staff with whom they feel comfortable should they need it.

As well as this, all Sixth Formers attend regular talks and lectures on further subjects from cyber bullying and radicalisation to transplantation.

Food

Purpose

Students will experience a taster of the British Nutrition Foundation’s Life Skills course with the aim to provide skills for when they leave school.

The Course

It is envisaged that it will provide opportunities for students to:

  • have hands-on experiences with food, i.e. cook
  • learn about and demonstrate basic food hygiene and preparation skills
  • learn about healthy eating through practical work
  • work independently and in small groups to develop confidence
  • become better informed consumers.

Young Adult Life Skills

Purpose

In this module our Sixth Form students are introduced to some of the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities they will face as young adults in society.

The Course
Young Adult Life Skills sessions include:

  • Why voting matters
  • Taxation
  • LinkedIn vs. Facebook
  • To rent or to buy and how mortgages work
  • Why the "Big Society" matters.