Learning For Life and Work
The LLW programme seeks to promote and develop in pupils a positive self- concept and to teach key skills and values such as interpersonal relationships, making decisions and resolving conflict. Pupils will also be encouraged to become more aware and responsible for the issues surrounding their own health and safety.
The programme seeks to encourage pupils to “know oneself”, through the understanding of their own self-concept. Pupils are at a stage of fundamental change in their lives and the LLW programme is designed to equip pupils with the mechanisms to cope with and analyse these changes. Developing self- esteem and confidence is essential to the LLW. programme. In realising their strengths pupils will develop a sense of self-worth which will enable them to accept challenges and strive for improvement through self-assessment.
Developing attitudes of tolerance, empathy, loyalty and respect for person and property are highlighted within the curriculum; Pupils will learn the values of developing positive relationships and caring for others. Pupils should also be made aware of risks to their own personal safety and make decisions which will encourage a balanced healthy life style. Transferable skills that can be used for life after school are another part of the LLW. programme designed to foster and develop a well-rounded and conscientious individual.
We recognise that the LLW. programme is a long term process directed to the improved performance of all pupils. At Malone College the curriculum seeks to develop personal intelligences, highlight awareness of health and safety and to prepare pupils for the demands of the wider world. The programme strives to develop responsible and assertive citizens, respectful and sensitive to others and the environment around them.
LLW Programme for KS3
LLW is made up of three key elements at KS3:
1. Personal Development
Y10 LLW: The Princes Trust
The LLW Team want to offer pupils not only Life Skills but to also play a part in their academic success. Pupils at Malone College in Y10 complete 5 of the 7 units offered by the Princes Trust to achieve a Double Award Level Two Certificate (with the final two units completed in Careers in Y11 and Y12). Pupils in Y10 LLW complete two units of the Princes Trust.
KS4 LLW: ASDAN PSD
Pupils complete a Level Two Certificate which is the equivalent of a ‘B’ at GCSE Level. It is a Certificate in Personal and Social Development offered by the ASDAN Exams Board, pupils build up a portfolio of work during Y11 and Y12.
These units cover Personal Development and Citizenship. Pupils complete six portfolio's to gain the certificate, they are in:
Identity, Culture and Diversity
Individual Rights and Responsibilities