Life Matters is a compulsory non-examined subject taught across every year group.
Lessons are held, wherever possible, in a more relaxed and rather informal setting such as House rooms, where pupils are more likely to contribute in an active manner to discussions.
The content of Life Matters is widely based and concerns real-life situations. Its aim is to reflect the needs of the pupils and their circumstances, and it encourages them to make mature and considered decisions when dealing with personal, social, and health situations both now and in later life.
Topics include hygiene, healthy lifestyles, sex and relationships, drug awareness, alcohol abuse, smoking, vaping, eating disorders, self-esteem, bereavement, e-safety and bullying.
Life Matters follows a spiral curriculum, developing core ideas in greater depth year on year as pupils mature. Outside speakers, including the School’s expert medical staff, enhance the teaching programme.
Head of Department: Mrs Zoe Allen