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Core Curriculum

Life 360 (Personal Development)

Life 360, alternatively known as Personal Development and RSE enables you to develop a set of skills and qualities that can support a happier, healthier and more fulfilling future.  Life 360 is a very broad subject that covers: body image, drugs – legal and illegal, alcohol, finance and debt, global inequality and trade, human rights and responsibilities, legal system, prejudice and discrimination, self-esteem and stress, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), homophobia, contraception, teenage pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), abstinence, positive and negative relationships, study skills, work experience preparation, mock interviews and Post-16 preparation in Year 11.

In addition to gaining a knowledge of these topics, students will be encouraged to develop the necessary skills to assess and evaluate economic well-being, financial capability, personal wellbeing, spiritual and cultural circumstances.

Due to the nature of this course modules are covered in cross-curricular subjects as well as through themed assemblies and during form periods.

Physical Education

During Key Stage 4, students are taught core PE in setted, single gender classes.  

The activities that students learn will depend on the class they are taught in.  Some students will follow a set programme of activities throughout the key stage while others will have an element of choice to the activities they complete.  All activities delivered during Key Stage 4 are designed to build on prior learning in Key Stage 3. 

Examples of activities completed during Key Stage 4 are Football, Netball, Badminton, Volleyball, Trampolining, Handball and Rounders.  These activities are carefully selected to both build the skills, knowledge and understanding of all students and support the progress of GCSE Physical Education students. The focus of physical education provision during the key stage is to deepen students understanding of activities with development of advanced skills, more complex tactical understanding of activities and a deeper knowledge of the rules and regulations within activities. Students will take on more complex leadership roles within lessons to develop the leadership skills of all students and support the progress of WJEC Sport and Coaching Principles students.

Information regarding GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language and English Literature, which also form part of the core curriculum, can be found on the left.