Key Stage 3 Learning for Life and Work
Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is an area of learning that all students are required to study at both KS3 and KS4.
It is divided into 4 areas of Learning.
1. Education for Employability – This is all about getting young people ready for the world of work
2. Home Economics – This is a life skill for managing the home and family
3. Personal Development – This is all about exploring Health Related issues
4. Local and Global Citizenship – This teaches us how to become active citizens and make a positive contribution to our community
LLW Supports the Revised Curriculum’s aim:
‘to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.’
• To help pupils develop as individuals and members of society
• To deliver the skills and capabilities needed for adult life and work
• To help pupils cope with the changing global economy
• To help pupils learn how to make informed choices
So why LLW?
Young Person’s Plea: ‘How is what I am learning at school today going to be helpful to me now or in the future?’
Major change is taking place across the world and we need to take these changes into account and try to provide our pupils with the adaptability, knowledge, understanding and skills to cope with the changing society. Our role, and our challenge, is to develop these skills and abilities in our pupils. Some of these challenges appear here on the slide and the next. Education is no longer just focused on the years spent in school but must be considered to be a lifelong pursuit. And we must remember that many aspects of education are also the responsibility of the wider community: parents, employers, youth services, voluntary groups, churches and governors. We must partner with these external influences to ensure our pupils have a well-rounded education that prepares them for life and work.