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Learning for Life & Work (L.L.W)


Learning for life and work comprises the 4 subject areas Citizenship, Employability, Personal Development and Home Economics.

Preparing our pupils for life beyond the school gates and providing them with the skills, attributes, knowledge and capabilities necessary for active participation in the 21st century, is at the core of learning for life and work.


Mrs G Johnston - B.Ed.(Hons.), PGCML / Head of department
Mrs P Burns - B.A., P.G.C.E., PGCML PGCBC / Subject teacher
Mrs L Bradley - B.A.(Hons.), P.G.C.E. / Subject teacher
Mrs S Pauley – B.Sc.(Hons.), P.G.C.E. / Subject teacher
Mrs L Caldwell – BSc (Hons.), P.G.C.E. / Subject teacher
Mrs Crawford – B.Sc.(Hons.), P.G.C.E. / Subject Teacher
Mrs A Armstrong – (B Ed) / Subject teacher



The Aim of our curriculum is to:

  • To develop the young person as an individual.

  • To develop the young person as a contributor to society.

  • To develop the young person as a contributor to the global environment.

Through Citizenship:

  • To develop an understanding of the Human rights and what they mean to us.

  • To increase knowledge and social responsibility about cultural diversity.

  • To challenge stereotypes in Northern Ireland, sectarianism, racism and other sources of conflict in society.

  • To empower young people to make informed choices and decisions that will affect their own lives.

  • To raise awareness of the importance of active participation in the decision making process.

Through Personal Development:

  • To give young people opportunities to consider the importance of self-confidence, self-esteem, emotional, physical and mental well-being.

  • To give young people’s knowledge and understanding on the importance of forming and maintaining relationships.

  • To develop skills that will help the young person to recognise and managing factors which impact on emotional, physical and mental health.

Through Employability

  • To empower young people to have the skills to understand the cope the changing concept of career, lifelong learning and the development of skills for work.

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the changing nature of work and the impact of global interdependence.

  • To develop skills of enterprise and entrepreneurship and recognise the need for creativity, enterprise and innovation.

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