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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown

Learning For Life and Work


KS3 Overview

Key Stage 3

In St John the Baptist College this subject is divided into three main areas of study:

Personal Development

This area of study gives students the opportunity to study:

  • Maximising and sustaining health and well-being
  • Concept of self
  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Recognising, assessing and managing risk
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of parenting
  • Developing competence as discerning consumers


This area of study gives students opportunities to study:

  • The impact of globalisation on employment
  • Recruitment and selection practices for employment
  • Rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Issues of self- employment and sources of support

 Local and Global Citizenship

This area of study gives students opportunities to study:

  • Diversity and inclusion in Northern Ireland and the wider world
  • Rights and responsibilities regarding local, national and global issues
  • The role of society and government in safeguarding human rights
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • Key democratic institutions and their role in promoting inclusion and justice



Key Stage 4


9th Mar 2020
Pupils in Year 8 have been considering what stresses them out and created their own...
25th Nov 2019
Year 10 pupils have been considering the factors that motivate them before setting...
25th Nov 2019
Year 9 pupils have been polishing their team-working, debating and public speaking...
12th May 2019
As part of the Personal Development component of Learning for Life and Work, Year...
31st Mar 2019
Year 10 pupils taking a closer look at a local job vacancy in engineering to further...
27th Feb 2019
8C were researching their dream jobs in LLW this week as they investigated job descriptions...
24th Feb 2019
Year 8 pupils were considering the factors that influence success in school life...
23rd Jan 2019
Year 9 pupils have been learning about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how it's necessary...