Learning for Life & Work / Government & Politics

Departmental Staff

Head of Department

Mr C. Duff   BA(Hons), PGDipTefl, PGCE

Subject Teachers

Mrs C. White    BEd(Hons)

Mr C. Simpson   MA, BA(Hons), PGCE

Mrs A. Kerrigan    BA(Hons), PGCE

Key Stage 3

Year 8

  • Identity

  • Cultural Identity

  • Human Rights

  • Human Rights for Children

Citizenship

Employability

  • Skills & Qualities

  • Body Language & Communication

  • Innovation & Idea Generation

  • Money Skills

Personal Development

  • Health & the Whole Person

  • Feelings & Emotions

  • Managing Influences & Making Decisions

  • Self-Concept

  • Managing Change

  • Morals, Values & Belief

  • Learning about Learning

  • Safety & Managing Risk

  • Relationships & Sexuality

  • Drugs Awareness

Citizenship

  • What is Equality?

  • Stereotypes, Prejudice & Discrimination

  • Attitudes & Action

  • Martin Luther King

Year 9

  • Skills & Qualities in relation to a Changing Labour Market

  • Enterprise & Entreprenurial Skills

  • Innovation & Idea Generation

  • Money Skills

Employability

  • Health & the Whole Person

  • Feelings & Emotions

  • Managing Influences & Making Decisions

  • Self-Concept

  • Managing Change

  • Morals, Values & Belief

  • Learning about Learning

  • Safety & Managing Risk

  • Relationships & Sexuality

  • Drugs Awareness

Personal Development

Year 10

  • Democracy

  • Participation

  • Good Friday Agreement

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

Citizenship

Employability

  • Factors Influencing Decisions, Focusing on Option Choices

  • Exploring Self-Employment

  • Innovation and Idea Generation

  • Money Skills

Personal Development

  • Health & the Whole Person

  • Feelings & Emotions

  • Managing Influences & Making Decisions

  • Self-Concept

  • Managing Change

  • Morals, Values & Belief

  • Learning about Learning

  • Safety & Managing Risk

  • Relationships & Sexuality

  • Drugs Awareness

Key Stage 4 : GCSE Learning for Life & work

Over the course of two years, the boys will complete 3 external exams:

  • Unit 1 - Local & Global Citizenship (1 hour exam worth 20%)

  • Unit 2 - Personal Development (1 hour exam worth 20%)

  • Unit 3 - Employability (1 hour exam worth 20%)

  • Unit 4 - Investigation (Controlled Assessment worth 40%)

Key Stage 4 : GCSE Government & Politics

  • Unit 1 - Democracy in Action

  • Unit 2 -International Politics in Action

Over the course of two years, the boys will complete 2 external exams:

This is a 100% exam based subject. All of the above units are externally assessed.

Key Stage 5 : GCE Government & Politics

  • AS UNIT  1 - The Government & the Politics of Northern Ireland

  • AS UNIT 2 - The British Political Process

  • A2 UNIT 3 - Comparative Study of the Government and Politics of the USA & UK

  • A2 UNIT 4 - Political Power or Political Ideas

Over the course of two years, the boys will complete 4 external exams:

The is a 100% exam based subject. All of the above units are externally assessed. 40% of the qualification in completed in Year 13 and 60% in Year 14.

Career Paths

  • Political Work

  • Social & Political Research

  • Journalism

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing

  • Teaching

  • Management Opportunities