Learning for Life

Learning for life at Birchwood High follows the guidance set by The Education Act 2002 and Academies Act 2010 which says schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum’ which promotes ‘the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’.

Learning for Life allows learners to develop knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. It aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking.

Learning for life is taught from Yr7 – Yr11 by form tutors as well as occasional outside agencies and speakers. Learners will study topics such as; Personal Safety, Finance, Emotional Health, Sexual Health, Substance Misuse and Careers and Option Choices as well as a wide range of other topics.

Why is Learning for Life so important?

Because it;

  • Promotes independence and responsibility, preparing learners for the future.

  • Improves employability by developing the personal and social skills demanded by commerce and industry.

  • Contributes to health and wellbeing, encouraging individual responsibility for health.

  • Contributes to the safety and protection of learners.

Key Stage 3 Course Overviews 2019-20

Key Stage 4 Course Overviews 2019-20