Learning for Life and Work

Introduction and Ethos of Department

Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is central in helping young people develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are needed for life and work. This area of learning contains the contributory strands of: Employability, Local and Global Citizenship and Personal Development. Learning for Life and Work gives pupils the opportunity to investigate and question the world and choices made by leaders of the world. It gives them a chance to develop their own thinking skills and personal capabilities. They are challenged to manage information, make decisions and solve problems, be creative, work with others and work independently.

 

At Ulidia all pupils study these three key areas at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Learning for Life and Work is also a popular option at GCSE.

The Staff & Positions

Subject Leader – Miss Watters
Acting Subject Leader – Miss Brannigan
Subject Teachers – Mrs Kelly

KS3

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
TERM 1
Sept – Dec
Personal Development Personal Development Personal Development
TERM 2
Jan – April
Citizenship
Needs and Wants
Human rights
Children’s rights
Street children/Child Labour
Citizenship
Customs and Festivals
Belonging to a group
Dealing with conflict
Human Rights
Where rights are denied
Equal Rights
Living in poverty
Citizenship
Democracy
NI Assembly
Human rights
Where rights are denied
Refugees
Crime and Punishment
TERM 3
April – June
Employability
Work in Northern Ireland
What am I good at?
Are you an enterprising person?
Employability
Different jobs for different people
The Global Economy
Environmental issues
Skills and Achievement
What does an employer look for
Career opportunities
Changing careers
Skills of an entrepreneur
Celebrity entrepreneurs
Employability
Different jobs for different people
The Global Economy
Environmental issues
Skills and achievement
What does an employer look for?
Career opportunities
Changing Careers
Skills of an entrepreneur
Celebrity entrepreneurs
KS4 & KS5

GCSE OVERVIEW

Year 11 Year 12
TERM 1
Sept – Dec
Personal Development Modular exam – 6th Jan 2017 Citizenship Modular exam – 6th Jan 2017
TERM 2
Jan – April
Controlled Assessment 1
Based on Personal Development
Controlled Assessment 2
Based on Employability
TERM 3
April – June
Completing Controlled Assessment Employability Modular exam for Employability – 12th May 2017
Website Addresses and Revision Links

http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/LLW/gcse/

 

You will be able to find detailed information and a range of past GCSE exam papers and mark schemes to help you with you exam revision and preparation