Bedminster Down School

Life Skills

In Year 9 Life Skills, pupils will build a Portfolio of Evidence as they complete various challenges (topics listed below) & demonstrate competence in the following skills:

Introduction to Working with Others:

Students will look at aspects of communication and how to work well with others in a variety of situations.

Introduction to Improving own Learning and Performance:

Taking responsibility and improving students own learning.

 Introduction to Problem Solving

 Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research

 Communication through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation.




Below are some of the key skills which students will learn and improve across the duration of the course.

·         Communication

·         Citizenship and Community

·         Independent Living

·         The Environment

·         Vocational Preparation

·         Health and Fitness

·         Work Related Learning and Enterprise

·         Beliefs and Values