Learning for Life

Learning for Life aims to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students at school; and prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The Learning for Life curriculum incorporates:

  • Citizenship Education
  • Health and Wellbeing Education
  • Careers and Employability Education
  • Financial Education
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Religious Education (at KS4)

Learning for Life is concerned with personal value systems, attitudes and behaviour. The curriculum provides the information and skills to encourage students to take responsibility for their own actions, develop self-awareness and build a positive self-image in order to effectively cope with the demands of modern life. It aims to promote personal, social and moral responsibility and to develop the ability to use information to make clear and skilled choices in regard to decision-making, communication and relationships. Learning for Life supports the development of the knowledge, skills and understanding students need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, and responsible citizens.

Learning for Life is delivered throughout Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8) and Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11). All students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 have two one-hour lessons per fortnight. The Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) Enrichment Programme incorporates issues within Learning for Life too.

What do we study in Learning for Life?

A summary of the units we study in Learning for Life can be found below. 

The Curriculum Map for 2023-24 can be found in the Documents section at the end of this page. 

Key Stage 3

Year 7:

  • The Misbourne Way – Introduction to The Misbourne
  • Diet, Exercise and Healthy Choices
  • Parliament and Democracy
  • Careers and Employability
  • Relationships and Friendships
  • Public Speaking – Developing Oracy

Year 8:

  • Politics and Participation
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Careers and Employability
  • Families and Relationships
  • Public Speaking – Developing Oracy

Year 9:

  • Drugs and Health Education
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Managing Money
  • Conflict and Consensus 
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Careers and Employability

Key Stage 4

Year 10:

  • Law and Order
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Financial Literacy and Planning
  • Cultural and Religious Diversity
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Careers and Study Skills

Year 11:

  • Media Literacy
  • Careers and Employability
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Study Skills


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Learning for Life Curriculum Map 2023-24 29th Nov 2023 Download