Year 10

Life Studies follows a different path for KS4 students. Much more emphasis is given to career development, especially choosing whether A-levels, BTEC’s or Apprenticeships are the right option for each student. As well as this, pupils get to ‘shadow a family member to work’ for a day in the spring term, planning and evaluating their own work placement. Other topics include:

  • Online Relationships and Sexting
  • Drugs the Law
  • What makes a good parent?
  • Sexual Bullying
  • Interview Techniques
  • Career Springboard
  • WRL Prep
  • Wasted Lives
  • Preston College Post 16 Options - North Lancs Training Group
  • Blackburn College
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • NLTG – Apprenticeships
  • Runshaw College – CV’s and Personal Statements
  • Learning Performance – Study Skills Workshop
  • Employability
  • Diversity
  • Pornography/Online relationships

These sessions throughout the year are supported by weekly ‘food for thought’ reflection in tutor time. Students get the opportunity to discuss various current news items, as well as thinking ‘outside the box’.

Here is an example of the type of things discussed:

  1. “If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.” – M.H. Alderson
  2. What rules would you have if you were head teacher for the day?

In the final half-term, students have the opportunity to take part in ‘Enterprise’. This involves eight hourly sessions giving students the chance to plan and organise an entrepreneurial event, culminating in the Enterprise Fayre held in July. All monies raised go to charity.