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    Life Skills

    Life Skills is a vital subject for Y7, Y8, and Y9.  Three themes are covered in each year; Life & Religion, Health & Wellbeing and Relationships.  Life Skills is not an assessed subject, but is important in offering information and guidance to our students about issues that could impact our everyday lives.  Below is the content studied:

    Year 7


    Year 7 Autumn Term First Half Topics

    Health & Wellbeing

    Intro to Life Skills
    Friendship
    Managing Change - New School
    Managing Change - Puberty
    Self Esteem
    Body Image & the Media
    Smoking Awareness
    Arson & Fire Safety (Fire Service)

    Year 7 Autumn Term Second Half Topics

    Health & Wellbeing

    Alcohol & the Law (Police)
    Safety in the Home (Medicine)
    E-safety
    Safety Project
    Unit Review


    Year 7 Spring Term First Half Topics

    Life & Religion

    Intro to World Faiths
    Life of a Christian (God)
    Life of a Christian (Worship)
    Life of a Christian (Teachings)
    Islam & its Origins
    The Importance of the Qur'an

    Year 7 Spring Term Second Half Topics

    Life & Religion

    Life of a Muslim in Britain
    Sikhism & its Origins
    Guru Granth Sahib
    The Gurdwara
    Religious Journeys
    Unit Review


    Year 7 Summer Term First Half Topics

    Relationships

    Careers - Start & Track
    Careers - Work Shadowing Prep.

    Year 7 Summer Term Second Half Topics

    Relationships

    Different types of Relationships
    Marriage
    Importance of Family
    Different types of Family
    Staying Safe
    NSPCC PANTS
    Unit Review

     

    Year 8


    Year 8 Autumn Term First Half Topics

    Life & Religion

    My Identity
    What does it mean to be British?
    Human Rights
    Racism - Community Cohesion
    Refugees in Britain
    Future Planning

    Year 8 Autumn Term Second Half Topics

    Life & Religion

    Buddhism & its Origins
    Buddhism & the After Life
    Hinduism & its Origins
    Hinduism & the After Life
    Life, Death, What happens next? (Project)
    Unit Review


    Year 8 Spring Term First Half Topics

    Relationships

    Healthy Relationships
    Control & Consent
    Grooming
    Keeping Safe
    Impact of Sexting & Pornography
    Safe Sex & Contraception

    Year 8 Spring Term Second Half Topics

    Relationships

    Careers - Options Preparation
    Abortion
    Teen Pregnancy
    Juno Project
    Unit Review


    Year 8 Summer Term First Half Topics

    Health & Wellbeing

    Healthy Lifestyles
    Coping with Change
    Growth Mindset
    Careers - Work Shadowing Prep.

    Year 8 Summer Term Second Half Topics

    Health & Wellbeing

    Drug/ Alcohol Abuse
    Exercise & Sleep
    Healthy Diets
    The Apprentice Project
    Unit Review

     

    Year 9


    Year 9 Autumn Term First Half Topics

    Relationships

    Assertive Behaviour
    Healthy Relationship Choices
    Consent (Sex on Trial)
    Recognising Signs of Abuse
    Control - Murdered by my Boyfriend
    Grooming

    Year 9 Autumn Term Second Half Topics

    Relationships

    Keeping Safe
    Forced Marriage
    HBV / FGM
    Impact of Sexting & Pornography
    LBGTQ
    Unit Review


    Year 9 Spring Term First Half Topics

    Life & Religion

    Good & Evil
    Christian Teachings on Evil
    Morality
    Forgiveness
    Preparation / Reflection Holocaust Centre

    Year 9 Spring Term Second Half Topics

    Life & Religion

    Careers
    Malala Yousafzai (Human Rights)


    Year 9 Summer Term First Half Topics

    Health & Wellbeing

    Amy Winehouse Foundation
    Anxiety & Depression
    Stress

    Year 9 Summer Term Second Half Topics

    Health & Wellbeing

    Eating Disorders
    Fad Diets
    Bullying or Banter
    Contraception (Demo)
    Careers
    Unit Review