Learning for life and work

Learning for life and work

Learning For life & Work at KS3

Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is central in helping young people develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are pre-requisites for life and work.

 

Teaching Staff:

  • Mr S McGoldrick
  • Mr C McEvoy
  • Mr F McConville
  • Mrs M Farag

 

 

Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is central in helping young people develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are pre-requisites for life and work.

Course Outline

In LLW the pupils study three strands of LLW on a carousel basis.

In each year the pupils study:

  • Employability
  • Local and Global Citizenship
  • Home Economics
Each Component will last 12 weeks

In Citizenship and Employability the pupils will complete an assessment piece during the 12 week period.

In Home Economics the pupils will complete a written test and a practical that will make up their grade.


Key Points to Success:

Pupils must be hard-working and willing to actively engage in their learning.

 

LLW

In LLW students gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • diversity, social inclusion, rights and responsibilities;
  • the role of government and non-governmental organisations in protecting people’s rights;
  • democratic institutions and processes;
  • how to maximise physical and mental health and well-being;
  • relationships and sexuality;
  • to be a discerning consumer;
  • the impact of globalisation on employment;
  • recruitment and selection procedures;
  • self-employment;
  • the work environment; and
  • the social responsibility of businesses.

Learning for Life and Work in St Mary’s is done on a modular basis – five units in total (two controlled assessment tasks/reports and three modular examinations – one for each of the three areas of content).


This subject is modular based and these modules are available in January and in May of each year. The modules account for 40% of the final grade.

  • Personal Development – May of Year 11
  • Employability – January of Year 12
  • Local and Global citizenship – May of Year 12

Key Points to Success:

Pupils Must:
  • Have a mature and hardworking approach to their studies;
  • Read around the subject
  • Complete all homework tasks
  • Review their learning each night
  • Practice past paper questions
  • Understand key terms