Education for Life - Year 10


In Education for Life, students will be taught by their Learning Mentors (Form Tutors) for one lesson each week. During these lessons, students will cover topics based on the EFL themes as well as use their Learning and Skills Development Journals to reflect on their progress and set appropriate targets for improvement with the guidance of their Learning Mentors. Assessment tasks for each topic allow students to reflect on their progress throughout the year.

Topic  Overview  Assessment 
Emotional Health and Learning Skills  
Students will investigate factors that may affect their emotional health, and implement ways to manage stress.  
Students will complete an advice page on their emotional health and stress management.  
Sex and Relationships

(Citizenship)  
Students will discuss and recognise healthy sexual relationships and appropriate behaviour within relationships.

Citizenship Aim: understand the legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems.  
Students will present on one area of healthy relationships that they have learned about.  
Challenging Discrimination

(Citizenship)  
Students will explore how to challenge discrimination in relation to the different 'Hate Crime' strands.

Citizenship Aim: understand the legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems/ the diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding.  
Students will work on an advertising campaign to raise awareness of anti-discriminatory behaviour.  
The Freedom Writers  
Students will evaluate a range of issues and themes presented in the film 'The Freedom Writers,' focusing on the impact of discrimination within social groups.

Citizenship Aim: understand the diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding.  
Students will write a diary entry based on one of the characters in the film, showing understanding of empathy.  
Careers Education 
Students will make preparations for their Post-16 Pathways and the college application process. Includes a hour workshop for each form with the Careers Advisor.
 
Students will refine their personal statement, looking at them in relation to prospective college courses after school.  
Mock Interview Preparation 
Students will prepare for their Mock Interview through developing their personal statements and application forms, and practising a range of effective interview techniques.
 
Students will complete a personal statement and application form for a mock job interview.  
Understanding Islam 
Understand the diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding.
 
Students will be quizzed on their knowledge learnt throughout the unit.  
EFL Event: 
Mock Interview Day
The students will be given an opportunity to have an interview for a mock job. They will prepare an application and personal statement, and be interviewed in a formal setting by representatives from local businesses and colleges.

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