Subject Staff Leader
Mrs K Gray – grayk@ridgewayschool.com


Name –  Preparation for Working Life
Board –  AQA
Code –   4800 (short course)


Assessment of Course

The qualification is a certificate and the outcomes available are Level 1 and Level 2. level 2 is higher.  The students complete a piece of controlled assessment in Year 10 which is worth 20% of their final level and the other 80% comes from their exam which they sit at the end of Year 11.


Course Content

5 topics in Year 10 (Personal Development, Healthy Lifestyles, Relationships and World ofWo + Controlled Assessment).  Course content in Year 11: 4 topics (careers, Financial Awareness, Enterprise and Health & Safety).  Students have one lesson a week in Year 10 and one lesson a fortnight in Year 11.  We study PSHE to help students learn how to be safe and well- equipped individuals for their future.


Why we study PSHE?

PSHE encourages students to discuss and share their ideas in a safe environment and developed a range of skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership. Students learn how to manage their money well, how to lead active and healthy lives and are offered advice and support when they make their Post 16 choices.  PSHE helps students to become well rounded individuals, ready for the wider world.

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