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National curriculum, Key and Wider Skills

Students are encouraged to improve their learning and performance for education, work and life through awareness of a wide range of social skills and responsibilities some of which are part of the National Curriculum and some of which apply to key and wider skills predominantly in years 12 and 13.

National Curriculum links.

Education Response courses in Teamwork, leadership and communication (TLC) at key stage 3 and 4 can provide opportunities and links to areas of the national curriculum in areas such as:

  • PSHE
  • PE
  • Citizenship

Listed below are just a few examples of the many national curriculum links which can be exploited as part of our courses:

  • Civil Society e.g rights and responsibilities, benefits of ground rules. School councils, conflict management.
  • Communities, culture and identity e.g belonging to teams and groups, respecting different gender, age, abilities and character types.
  • Life events and people e.g peer influence and working with others productively.
  • Personal & Social Skills e.g. feelings and emotions, self-image and assertiveness, discussion and debating skills, giving reasons and views constructively, empathy and considering choices.
  • Health & Safety e.g exercise, personal safety and maintaining a safe environment.

Further information can be found at

Post -16 : Key and wider skills links

With the government currently extending and modifying the guidelines for key and wider skills and how they should be implemented in schools, Education Response Post-16 courses cover four key areas:

  • Communication
  • Working with others (Teamwork)
  • Improving own Learning and Performance
  • Problem solving

Further information on Key Skills can be found at and

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