Fairfield High School for Girls
Tradition. Vision. Learning.
Lifeskills has been developed as a core subject that comprises PSHE, Citizenship and Careers education, and is designed to equip your daughter with the necessary skills and information to lead a healthy, happy and successful life. Lifeskills:
- equips pupils with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding to be able to embrace change, feel positive about who they are, and enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives
- encourages them to make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities, including the wider world
- encourages them to take an interest in topical and controversial issues, take part in decision-making and become effective participants in a democratic society
- promotes tolerance and respect for difference and diversity and the need to challenge injustice, inequality and discrimination
- encourages pupils to develop as questioning and informed consumers who are able to manage their personal money and finances effectively
- helps pupils make informed decisions about career pathways available to them post 16, become aware of changing career opportunities and encourages them to be enterprising
At Key Stage 4 pupils take the ‘Preparation for working Life’ half GCSE. This comprises a number of units of work over the two years that are designed to increase pupils knowledge and understanding of the world of work, and equip them with the skills for obtaining and keeping a job. Pupils also cover a number of PSHE and citizenship units of work alongside this GCSE.
Topics We Cover
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Education
- What makes a successful relationship?
- How can I cope with life’s expected and unexpected events and what help is available?
- What are the laws regarding legal and illegal drugs?
- How can improve my learning?
- What can be done to tackle bullying?
- How can I practice safe sex?
- How can I manage risky situations effectively?
- What is budgeting?
- What makes a good citizen?
- What positive contributions can I make to society?
- What are the basic human rights?
- How do we recognise and respect diversity in our society?
- What is democracy?
- What is anti-social behaviour and what effects does it have on communities?
- How can the media influence our opinions?
- What are the different career pathways available to me post 16?
- How can my work experience placement develop my skills?
- What are the six key skills necessary for learning and success in the workplace?
- How do I apply for a collage place?
- What is a CV, and why do I need to have one?
- Citizenship: What's it all about?
- World Book Day
- Health, Hygiene, Fitness and Nutrition inc Puberty
- Local Community and Democracy
- Choosing not Losing
- Personal development
- Sex and Relationships
- Animal Welfare
- History, World Peace and the Media
- Health & Safety
- Local Government
- Personal Development
- The European Union
- Government and Politics
- Human Rights
- Sex and Relationships
- Britain: A Diverse Society