Education for Life - Year 7

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 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid  
Students will understand the theme of bullying through use of the film unit. 
Students will create a survival guide to secondary school, giving advice and guidance to younger students.  
Online Safety

Students will be judging what behaviour is safe online and appreciating the laws surrounding online behaviour.

Citizenship Aim: Discuss how rules, laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals play a keep role in keeping people safe online.  
Students will create a poster to promote online safety for the screens around school.  

Students will learn 5 different revision strategies and apply the technique to core subjects, to ensure they fully understand how to revise.

Students will create a mock revision timetable and be assessed on how successful they are at applying 5 different revision strategies. Links to Revision Strategies across all subjects to support linear exams.  
Relationships Education 
Students will define what makes a healthy relationship with family and friends. 
Students will produce Agony Aunt guidance for a range of problems linking to relationships.  
Human Rights

Students will recognise basic human rights, developing their understanding of how human rights are conflicted in the world.

Citizenship Aim: understand the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom.  
Students will write a letter to Amnesty International about Human Rights.  
How Britain is Run
Students will learn about the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch.  
Students will pitch a campaign for the CHSL School Council  
Careers Education  
Students will be introduced to key terms used in careers and employment. They will look at the differences between careers in the private and public sectors in the UK.  
They will learn about how trends in employment have changed in recent years and research future growth sectors.  

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