Contact

20 Armagh Road,
Newry,

County Down,
BT35 6DH

02830 262595

02830 264420

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​Aims

The delivery of LLW in St Joseph’s aims to encourage students to:

 

  • Be inspired, moved and changed by studying a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study;

  • Develop as individuals and contributors to society, the economy and the environment;

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities that personal, social, cultural, political and economic issues pose in contemporary society;

  • Develop an understanding of the variety of attitudes, needs and perspectives that exist in their own and other communities, both locally and globally;

  • Develop the skills they require to think independently, make informed decisions and take appropriate courses of action in relation to personal, social, economic and employment issues.

Staff

Mr B Fearon (HOD)

Mr D Brady

Support

In addition to the teaching staff, we are delighted to avail of expert guest speakers as well as providing a range of workshops for pupils on sensitive and important topics such as mental health, suicide awareness, drug and alcohol prevention and risk prevention. 

KS3​

Local & Global Citizenship

This area of study gives students opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to participate positively and effectively in their communities and wider society; influence democratic processes; and make informed and responsible decisions as local and global citizens throughout their lives.
 

  • 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

  • Key democratic institutions and their role in promoting inclusion, justice and democracy

Personal Development

This area of study gives students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of their own personal development; and assess and learn how to manage the challenges that they may face throughout life.

 

  • 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

Employability

This area of study gives students opportunities to develop the personal qualities, skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes that will give them a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work in a rapidly changing economic environment.

 

  • The impact of globalization on employment

  • Recruitment and selection practices for employment

  • Rights and responsibilities of employers and employees

  • Issues of self - employment and sources of support!

Key Stage 4

Pupils who select LLW as a KS4 option will take part in the Preparation for Adult Life course. This involves 13 units of work, encompassing the elements of PD, Employability and Citizenship within a Level 2 qualification.

Personal Development

 

At KS4 pupils will continue to study one period of Personal Development per week on topics relating to personal health and well-being, mental health, drug and alcohol awareness and other topical units that are reflective of the experiences of young adults in today’s world.

Grade Descriptions

Grade descriptions are provided to give a general indication of the standards of achievement likely to have been shown by candidates awarded particular grades. The descriptions must be interpreted in relation to the content in the specification; they are not designed to define that content. The grade awarded depends in practice upon the extent to which the candidate has met the assessment objectives overall. Shortcomings in some aspects of candidates’ performance in the assessment may be balanced by better performances in others.

A Grade

Candidates will recall accurate, relevant knowledge and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the specification’s content. They will apply this knowledge and understanding in a precise manner using relevant subject- specific vocabulary, concepts and processes to provide accurate explanations. They will evaluate the significance and effects of attitudes and values in decision-making. They will select, organise, present and analyse effectively information from a variety of sources. Having evaluated the evidence available, they will make reasoned judgements and present substantial conclusions.

C Grade

Candidates will recall relevant knowledge and demonstrate a sound understanding of most elements of the specification’s content. They will apply this knowledge and understanding using relevant subject-specific vocabulary, concepts and processes to provide adequate explanations. They will demonstrate an understanding of the effect of attitudes and values in decision-making. They will select, organise, present and analyse information from a variety of sources. They will make reasoned judgements and present plausible conclusions, which are supported by evidence.