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Curriculum For Life

Curriculum for Life aims to develop the whole student and their awareness of key concepts in UK society, in order to full be prepared for their next step beyond Our Lady Queen of Peace. It covers the national curriculum for Citizenship and statutory guidelines for PSHE, RSE, Healthy Lifestyles and Careers Education. It also considers the wider context of our school and embraces student voice in its delivery.

How it is delivered

Curriculum for Life aims to encompass five core areas Careers Education, Citizenship, Health & Wellbeing, Healthy Relationships and Finance. Students, in carousel, cover these areas throughout the academic year based around five half terms.

Staff work in dedicated teams to plan and deliver across the five core areas and deliver their area to the whole school.

 

Autumn 1

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

7

Careers

Healthy Relationships

Finance

Health & Well Being

Citizenship

8

Finance

Careers

Citizenship

Healthy Relationships

Health & Well Being

9

Citizenship

Health & Well Being

Careers

Finance

Healthy Relationships

10

Healthy Relationships

Citizenship

Health & Well Being

Careers

Finance

11

Health & Well Being

Finance

Healthy Relationships

Citizenship

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Curriculum for Life Intent

Careers Education

It is essential that the school contributes in preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experience of adult life.  Evidence suggests improved Careers education is linked to higher achievement at GCSE. All students who attend Our Lady Queen of Peace will be exposed to the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices during key transitions and achieve economic wellbeing in later life.

Careers Education supports students to make informed choices about their future

  • Students will be able to identify talents and interests and apply them to certain sectors of the world of work.
  • Students will have improved knowledge of labour market information.
  • Students will be aware of a range of destinations available to them post-16.

Citizenship

To provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society.

  • To acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government
  • To develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
  • To develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity, that they will take with them into adulthood
  • To are equipped with the skills to think critically and debate political questions, to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs.

Financial matters are devolved to the Finance core area so students are given the opportunity to examine this in depth in preparation for life after Our Lady’s

Health & Wellbeing

The health and well-being area of the programme aims to support students develop a healthy lifestyle and to think about the decisions they make and how they will affect their life. It encompasses

  • how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • managing change, including puberty, transition and loss
  • how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  • how to respond in an emergency
  • how to identify different influences on health and wellbeing

Healthy Relationships

The Healthy Relationships area of the programme seeks to offer students the knowledge and life skills that will prepare them for the various relationship issues they will face as they grow, or that they may face in the future. Over the 5-year programme the age-appropriate lessons will focus on:

  • different types of relationships, including friendships, family relationships, intimate relationships and dealing with strangers;
  • how to recognise, understand and build healthy relationships, including self-respect and respect for others, commitment, tolerance, boundaries and consent, and how to manage conflict, and also how to recognise unhealthy relationships;
  • how relationships may affect health and wellbeing, including mental health;
  • healthy relationships and safety online; and
  • factual knowledge, at secondary school, around sex, sexual health and sexuality, set firmly within the context of relationships.

All lessons have been designed to include Catholic teaching on relationships.

Financial Management

The finance programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and understanding of personal financial management to enable them to make well informed decisions about their spending, saving and borrowing when they become adults. During the 5-year programme students will learn about:

  • Sources of income
  • Credit and debt
  • Savings and investments, planning for the future including pensions
  • Pay and deductions
  • Making sound financial choices
  • Long term impact of poor financial management and poor decision making

Curriculum for Life Implementation

Careers Education

This complements and enriches the whole school careers programme and helps support the attainment of the Gatsby Benchmarks, particularly 1,2,3,and 4.

Year 7

  1. Transition and facing new challenges.
  2. Strengths and interests and how they link to certain careers/sectors.
  3. Labour Market Information (LMI) – types of employment, hours of work etc
  4. LMI – Salaries. Dream jobs and aspirations.

Year 8

  1. LMI – Careers of the future. Behaviours for work.
  2. Options – how to make informed decisions.
  3. Self evaluation and matching careers.

Year 9

  1. Golden Ticket – action plan.
  2. Employability Skills and employment law.
  3. How to get good careers advice and guidance, opportunities available.

Year 10

  1. College assemblies and taster days
  2. Ask Apprenticeships workshop
  3. CV writing workshop

Citizenship

Citizenship covers the national curriculum requirements and its split into key themes across key stage 3 and 4. The core themes are designed to build knowledge year upon year, year 7 introduces basic fundamental principles of being a UK citizen, year 8 explore the nature of law and order in the UK with a key focus on our school’s context and the issues that may arise in the wider community. Year 9 explore what it means to be a global citizen and our relationships with others such as the Commonwealth. Additionally they build upon work in form time, collective worship and subjects such as religious education with investigating human rights and non-governmental organisation. Year 10 draw a focus back on them and their relationships with society, building upon fundamental British Value with looking at extremism and radicalisation. They observe the changing nature of the media in the UK and our perceptions of freedom of the press, speech and expression. Year 11 consolidate citizenship and prepare for life after school with an in depth look at active participation in politics, voting and how they can make a chance in society and hold those in power to account for their actions.

Year 7 – Being a UK Citizen

  1. British Values/Britishness/Identity
  2. Who’s in charge? (Government and Monarchy overview)
  3. Active Citizenship

Year 8 - Law and Justice

  1. Police Powers
  2. Rights of Citizens
  3. The Court Systems

Year 9 - Being a Global Citizen

  1. Our relationships with other nations (Commonwealth)
  2. Our relationships with other nations (UN)
  3. Universal Human Rights
  4. Non – Governmental Organisations

Year 10 - Personal Citizenship

  1. Prejudice and Discrimination
  2. Extremism, radicalisation and tolerance
  3. Media in the UK (freedom of the press, social media, media literacy, fake news).

Year 11 - Political Power in the UK

  1. The nature of Parliamentary democracy
  2. Who represents us locally, nationally, globally?
  3. Voting systems and elections

Health & Wellbeing

Lessons have been structured to deliver age appropriate materials and resources to enable students to keep themselves physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. The sessions allow for discussion on topical issues and also signpost how students can access further information and support. Themes are repeated throughout the 5 years to assist with the building of resilience

YEAR 7

  1. I AM Me- Personal strengths and self esteem
  2. Positive emotional and physical health
  3. Puberty

YEAR 8

  1. Personal Safety
  2. Basic First Aid
  3. Keeping fit and healthy

YEAR 9

  1. Positive and negative aspects of drugs
  2. Peer Pressure and how to deal with it
  3. Keeping healthy

YEAR 10

  1. Keeping safe- managing risk
  2. Dependence and addiction
  3. Emergency First Aid
  4. Keeping healthy

YEAR 11

  1. Positive self -image
  2. Positive well being
  3. Lifestyle choices and consequences

Healthy Relationships

Year 7

  1. 1.Respectful relationships, including friendships. The characteristics of healthy and positive relationships of all kinds.
  2. Different types of families. Marriage.
  3. e-safety 1 – the safe and responsible use of ICT and social media. Cyber-bullying.

Year 8

  1. Peer pressure and consent in personal relationships
  2. Peer pressure and gangs
  3. e-safety 2 – consideration of ‘digital footprint’ and the law regarding sharing images.

Year 9

  1. Sexual health – risks of unprotected sex, unwanted pregnancy and the options available, STIs, contraception including abstinence and natural methods. Alcohol and drugs and their effect on sexual behaviour, pregnancy and fertility.
  2. e-safety 3 – portrayal of the body and sexual activity in the media, social media and pornography and the potentially negative effects of this.
  3. Respect for Diversity – respectful relationships; stereotypes; diversity in sexuality; gender; protected characteristics and how to challenge hate speech and behaviour.

Year 10

  1. Unhealthy relationships – abusive relationships and how to recognise and manage them: grooming, coercion, FGM, honour based violence, forced marriage, sexual consent.
  2. Ending relationships – managing conflict and the end of relationships: separation, divorce, bereavement.
  3. Parenting – parenting skills and qualities, young parents, breastfeeding
  4. e-safety 4 – protected characteristics – discrimination and bullying – the law and cyber bullying.

Year 11

  1. Sexual Health (age appropriate development from introduction in Y9)
  2. Consent 2 (age appropriate development from introduction in Y8)
  3. E-safety 5 – sex in the media (age appropriate development from introduction in Y9)

Finance

Year 7

  1. Products and services that you need and want
  2. Consumer spending and making ethical spending choices
  3. Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Year 8

  1. Why money is important
  2. Budgeting and controlling our money
  3. Personal financial risks
  4. Keeping finances secure

Year 9

  1. Accessing money and making smart choices
  2. Gambling and debt
  3. Sources of income, linked to employment decisions, sources of credit and how to manage debt

Year 10

  1. Income and taxation, what is tax used for – links to government revenue and spending, and access to public services
  2. Personal budgeting, managing income and expenditure. Sources of credit with pros and cons.

Year 11

  1. Career choices and financial reward, satisfying needs and wants
  2. Understanding pay, including gross and net pay and deductions
  3. Setting up a bank account and forms of making payments
  4. Planning for a secure future; savings, investments, pensions and insurance

Additional Information

Curriculum for Life Explanation.pdf
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Contact

Headteacher - Ms. A. Knight
Chair of Governors - Mrs. K. Gresty
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Catholic Engineering College

Glenburn Road
Skelmersdale
Lancashire
WN8 6JW

For all enquiries contact Mrs N Barber @ mail@olqp.lancs.sch.uk
Tel: 01695 725635