Preparation for Working Life

Subject Leader: Candida Cox


Life Skills responds to the changing economic and social climate to ensure pupils are well prepared and informed in relation to all aspects of the working world. 

All Year 10s and 11s will take part in this subject throughout the year. 

Pupils must prepare an application covering letter and a current CV as part of the course which is a first for most pupils. The subject goes on to cover all aspects of working life from the effects of Globalisation on the workplace, to pay slips and the importance of a work/life balance.



Life Skills is well suited to the STARS cohort.  Many are beginning to want part time jobs and to think about what they want for future employment.  Working in partnership with PSHE teachers, we aim to use both curriculums in harmony with each other to instil in our pupils a depth of understanding and basics to go in to the working domain.

Teaching in Life Skills is high quality and pupils are positive about their learning and enjoy the subject.  All lessons are well planned, structured and resourced.  Pupils are given purposeful and effective written and oral feedback about how they can improve and pupils are encouraged to respond to this feedback to further their understanding.

Life Skills is not an examined subject.


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