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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown

Learning For Life and Work


KS3 Overview

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


23rd Jan 2019
Year 9 pupils have been learning about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how it's necessary...
19th Jan 2019
Many thanks to Lord Mayor Julia Flaherty who very kindly invited our Student Council...
28th Nov 2018
Year 9 pupils were developing their understanding of human rights today in LLW and...
28th Nov 2018
Year 8 pupils have been thinking about the difference between skills and qualities...
2nd Nov 2018
Years 8, 9 and 10 pupils have been evaluating their progress so far in the Personal...
23rd Sep 2018
Year 9 pupils were learning about self-confidence in LLW, including their own levels...
15th Sep 2018
Pupils in LLW this week were learning about the lasting impact of bullying through...
13th Sep 2018
Pupils in Year 10 were reflecting on their ability to act with integrity today in...