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Learning for Life and Work (LLW)

Through LLW lessons in Parkhall Integrated College, we aim to encourage pupils to develop their social skills to enable them to have a positive impact on their own lives and the lives of everyone they encounter, and so we are dedicated to empowering young people with the drive, ambition and passion to make this world a better place.


  • To ensure the pupils will learn and utilise transferable skills relevant to other subjects and everyday life.
  • To encourage higher thinking skills.
  • To promote an ethos of independent learning and enquiry.
  • To make LLW interesting, relevant and enjoyable for all pupils across the key stages.
  • To enable students to prepare for life and work and to become good and successful citizens.

Teaching and learning in LLW will help our pupils develop the ability to think and interact in ways that take account of their own needs, and also the well-being of others who may be affected by their actions.

The LLW / PAL Department in Parkhall Integrated College recognises the importance of the teacher creating the correct environment necessary for pupil’s learning. It is our aim to ensure that:

  • All pupils experience high quality teaching, which leads to effective learning.
  • We offer challenging, stimulating and enjoyable learning experiences that promote the development of the individual.
  • We help pupils to take increasing responsibility for their own education, laying the foundations for lifelong learning.
  • Pupils are encouraged to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners who fulfil their academic potential.
  • Pupils are empowered to ask questions, take risks, knowing that mistakes/failures are acknowledged as part of the learning process.
  • Pupils feel happy, safe and secure, and where each contribution is valued within the LLW class.
  • Praise is regularly given to encourage pupils and positive motivation is a significant aspect of classroom teaching.
  • As teachers, we are organised and prepared for each lesson and demonstrate enthusiasm for our subject.
  • An ethos of mutual respect is promoted through positive discipline.
  • Support and encouragement are given to promote progress.
  • Children work well in groups and respect each other’s opinion.
  • Teachers encourage pupils to think for themselves.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Morals Self-Awareness Love
Integrity Puberty Dating
Aspirations Menstruation Rejection
Decision Making Period Poverty Sexual Relationships
Organisation Underage Pregnancy Consent
Target Setting STIs Sexuality
Empathy Contraception Personal Safety
Road Safety Abortion Avoiding Conflict
Personal Hygiene Fertility Bullying
Vaccinations Peer Pressure Social Media
Energy Drinks Friendships Cyber Bullying
Smoking Freedom of Expression
Vaping Trolling
Emotions Domestic Abuse
Stress Parenting
Resilience Family Relationships
Self Esteem Child Abuse
Body Image

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 11 Year 12
Time Management Racism
Grief & Bereavement Prejudice and Stereotyping
Two Tradition Politics Technology vs Life
Testicular Cancer The Cost of Living
Breast Cancer Fire Safety at Home
Meningitis Animal Rights
Exploitation Self Esteem
Human Rights Drugs and Alcohol

Key Stage 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 13 Year 14
Gambling Finance
Wellbeing Blood Donation
Stress Self-Harm
Climate Change My Future
Relationships Discrimination
Pornography Justice
Sexting Wellbeing

Parkhall Integrated College Vision Statement

‘To provide an inclusive, caring learning environment where we all feel valued and respected and are empowered to reach our full potential’