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Howden School

Howden School

Life Long Learning

Life Long Learning

During 2020 and 2021 we have looked at different ways to deliver “catch up” experiences for our learners. The range and variety of experiences students have missed during pandemic is diverse.  We know that students have missed out on academic experiences but they have also missed working with others, school trips and residential and extra-curricular activities.

As such this year we have made an alteration to the school curriculum to address some of these needs. In year 7, 9 and 10 we have introduced a subject called Life Long Learning. The aim of this subject is to:

  1. To help students enjoy learning and see how education can support their aspirations
  2. To develop a range of life skills and make links to careers
  3. Improve study/learning skills and independence
  4. To support mental health and well-being throughout this course by helping student find solutions to problems, developing communication skills and through learning technique's to manage stress and anxiety
  5. To develop a unique “catch up” experience   Deliver additional academic catch up
  6. Teach accelerate learning techniques proven to boost learning

In Life Long Learning students will complete multiple short units within each year. Each unit has been chosen to support the wider curriculum and catch up.

In Year 7 students will study…


Delivered by



Mrs Issatt


Students will be developing different approaches to learning, improve their independence and problem solving.


Cognitive Acceleration through Science

Mr Harris

Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE).

Student design and carry out practical’s and investigations.

Communication and Literacy

Mrs Hilyard

Literacy and communication skills in context.

Sports writing, Media, Careers skills and Stories

Numeracy in the real world

Miss Goodall

Maths and Mental arithmetic taught within real life situations.

Money, Patterns and the use of maths in specific careers


Outdoor pursuits

Miss Scott


Outdoor pursuits, team skills, problem solving

Outdoor games – mental health and well being



In Year 9 and 10 students will study…




ICT Functional Skills ICT

Mr Marshall

Equips learners with the basic ICT skills they need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life.

The World and its History


Mrs Issatt and Mr Perkins

Significant historical events that everyone should learn about.

Arts Award


Mr Steels

Creativity, culture, art and its place in the 21st century.

Students will embark on an arts based project.


Miss Brownlee

Language skills for life. Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It encompasses the analysis of every aspect of language, as well as the methods for studying and modelling them.


Mr Campbell

Oracy is to speaking what numeracy is to mathematics or literacy to reading and writing.

Students will learn about body language, public speaking


Heath and well being

Mrs Lowe

Students will learn to look after their mental health and well-being.