Why do students study ‘Life’?

‘Life’ is a process of individual self-development and the development of others.
‘Life’ lessons encourage students to reflect on their past and consider their future and enables students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives and understand the world in which they live. The key objective of the Life curriculum at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth is to enable students to develop the qualities and attributes that they need to thrive in order to be safe, resilient and empathetic individuals, family members and members of society.

All the units of work are planned to deliver provision to:

• develop the learner’s self-awareness and self-management to become successful learners who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
• emphasise the importance of individual rights and responsibilities.
• support them in developing as members of communities.
• to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
• develop a voice in learning and in the life and work of the school.
• identify strengths, talents and potential to make progress and achieve.
• enable students to transfer and generalise ideas across different contexts.

The Life curriculum is delivered in one lesson per week to all students in Years 7-10, which includes; PSHE, Religious Education, Citizenship and moral issues. Students are encouraged to respectfully express their own views and beliefs and share personal experiences whilst acquiring knowledge.

KS4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum aims to build upon the topics studied in Key Stage 3 and further prepare students for their next steps in their education and/or training and prepare for possible future life challenges as they enter into young adulthood.