LLW (Learning for Life and Work
Staff List and HOD Names
Mr C. Toal - Head of Department
Aims of Department
The department aims to engage students to explore social, personal, and economic and employment issues in today’s society. We also aim to equip pupils with the necessary skills and qualities to help them develop confidence, think independently, challenge views and make informed decisions.
Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5
Key Stage 3
Pupils will cover the three key strands of the LLW curriculum to include: Citizenship: Topics include cultural identity, diversity, Human Rights, Social Justice and Democracy
Personal Development (PD): Topics include Personal Health and well-being with a particular focus on mental health, diet and exercise and drugs education
Employability: Topics include Career Planning, Career Management, skills and qualities and the current Labour Market trends.
Key Stage 4
Pupils cover the CCEA GCSE LLW sitting modules in both Y11 and Y12. There are four key modules that pupils will study to include:
Unit 1: Citizenship
Unit 2: Personal Development
Unit 3: Employability
Unit 4: Controlled Assessment
The study of GCSE LLW enables students to progress to study subjects including Law, Government and Politics, Sociology, Business studies, Health and Social Care and Economics. This allows the pupils to enter career professions in the area of Law, Business, finance, human resources, marketing and Politics.
There will be a range of guest speakers to deliver workshops on key topics as well as external visits to Stormont and key employment industries.
Career Information and Guidance
Labour Market Information
https://icould.com/stories/using-lmi-careers-decisions/ - can be used by all departments
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/careers - can be used by all departments
https://www.nijobfinder.co.uk/ - can be used by all departments
https://www.workplus.app/ - can be used by all departments
https://www.cao.ie/courses.php?bb=courses - can be used by all departments