Learning for Life and Work

Learning for Life and Work is an area of study which allows pupils to engage with real-life learning opportunities and prepares them for a fulfilled life after leaving Sacred Heart College. 

Learning for Life and Work encompasses a multitude of learning experiences in Sacred Heart College and it is delivered through the following three areas:

  • Citizenship,
  • Personal Development and the Pastoral Programme. 
  • Employability

Learning for Life and Work has been included as a key component of the Revised Curriculum because research indicated a need for closer links between the curriculum and the development of skills and capabilities necessary for life and work. It concluded that young people require an engaging and relevant curriculum that:

  • helps them develop as individuals and members of society;
  • delivers the skills and capabilities needed for adult life and work;
  • helps them cope with the changing global economy; and
  • helps them learn how to make informed choices.

 

To meet this need, the Revised Curriculum objectives and LLW contribute directly to developing the young person as:

  • an individual;
  • a contributor to society; and
  • a contributor to the economy and environment.

 

Key Stage 3

Learning for Life and Work is part of the school curriculum for all pupils in Years 8-10, with the time allocation being two 40 minute periods each week.  The main focus is on experiential learning, which encourages pupils to: talk about how they feel about the topical issues that arise from the Learning for Life and Work themes and how they would like things to be in the future; research, understand and think about relevant information to inform and clarify their personal viewpoints and values about the themes; and respond positively to the challenges and opportunities of these themes in real life situations. 

 

Key Stage 4

Learning for Life and Work is part of the school curriculum for all pupils in Years 11 and 12, with the time allocation being four 40 minute periods each week.  Pupils will have the opportunity to complete a GCSE in Learning for Life and Work or they can choose the vocational route and achieve the equivalent of a GCSE grade depending on the level they achieve.

 

Learning for Life and Work Staff

Mrs S O’Hagan (Head of Department)

Mrs M Keenan

Mrs K McGee

Mr O Devine

Mrs I McMenamin

Miss S McGeown

Mrs S Grimley

Miss S Hurson

Mrs E O’Kane

Miss L Lennon

Miss N Woods

 

   
  
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