Education for Life - Year 9


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 
Revision Strategies 
Students will build on prior learning of revision strategies and how to apply these to a range of subjects.  
Students will produce a leaflet on how to handle exams and stress for fellow students.  
Sex and Relationships  

(Citizenship)
Students will evaluate implications of entering into a sexual relationship, including STIs and pregnancy, and how to stay safe within relationships. 

Citizenship Aim: understand the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.
Students will complete a quiz on their sexual health education.  
Careers Education 
Students will continue their careers education, considering their GCSE options and different post-16 pathways. Includes a hour session for each form with the Careers Advisor. 
Students will produce a personal statement, outlining their skills and qualities.  
Personal Finance

(Citizenship)  
Students will learn about how to manage personal finances and budgeting.

Citizenship Aim: understand the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.  
Students will complete a budget managing document based on future expenses.  
Government

(Citizenship)  
Citizenship Aim: Students will learn about democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the UK, including the power of government, the role of citizens and Parliament in holding those in power to account, and the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary and a free press.
Students will present their finding in a small presentation to the class.  
Staying Safe
 
Students will be taught about road; rail; drug and water safety.
Students will create a poster of their finding. This will be displayed on the screens around school to provide awareness for other students.  
The Kite Runner

(Citizenship)  
Students will critique the issues raised within the film, 'The Kite Runner.'

Citizenship Aim: understand the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom.  
Students will deliver a presentation on one of the key issues raised in the film.  
EFL Event:  Post-16 Destinations:
Students will continue their careers education by visiting two local post-16 college destinations, considering their future pathways after school.


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