SKILLS FOR LEARNING, LIFE AND WORK
A new and exciting course which allows pupils to develop a greater awareness of the importance of skills in their learning, their future employment and citizenship. The course is designed to allow pupils to adapt to our ever-changing world, to think critically about their skills and attributes, to develop an awareness of their responsibility to themselves, their peers and society. Pupils will also get a chance to work on practical skills that relate to the world of work that provides real benefits to learners such as:
positive attitudes to learning
an understanding of the workplace
skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area
Core Skills: Communication, Numeracy, Information Technology, Problem Solving, Working with Others
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
The course is will have 3 units of work:
Energy and Sustainability
We will be exploring fossil fuels and renewable energy, their impact, effectiveness and sustainability. We will be doing some hands-on practical experiments to see how effective wind and solar power are.
Enterprise and Employability
We will be working with one of our partners to deliver a High Street Challenge where pupils look at a real business to offer solutions to a real-world problem. During this unit, pupils will also get the opportunity to create their own mini enterprise by running a stall at our Christmas Fayre. Pupils will develop a variety of employability skills through working in groups, presenting information or giving a sales pitch, and exploring a variety of different career possibilities.
Citizenship and the Environment
Pupils explore rights and responsibilities, exploring global issues such as the environment and understanding one’s responsibility within these and acting responsibly. Again, we will be working in groups to explore possible solutions to a real-world environmental problem.
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
Designing wind turbines
Exploring Solar powered cars/devices through Lego
Creating a business/product to sell at the Christmas Fayre
Continuation in the development of digital skills
Making links with employers and college
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
Homework may be given to help consolidate their learning
How you will be assessed
End of unit assessments
Skills based practical activities such as Teamwork, Problem Solving, Communication
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
This course will give pupils the basic core skills to be successful in their chosen career path. Employers look for:
Working independently, resilience, time management, positive work ethic.
Leading groups, building confidence, organisational skills. You are required to complete coursework which demands you to take responsibility for your own learning and have a proactive, motivated attitude towards your studies.
Working successfully in a group, delegation, presenting information.
Working with others, presenting findings, using clear and concise language
S4 and beyond
People and Society