In ECM, students will be taught by their Learning Mentors (Form Tutors) for one lesson each week. During these lessons, students will cover topics based on the ECM themes as well as use their Learning and Skills Development Journals to reflect on their progress and set appropriate targets for improvement with the guidance of their Learning Mentors. Assessment tasks for each topic allow students to reflect on their progress throughout the year.
|Be Healthy||Students will explore issues surrounding sex and relationships as well as drugs awareness. Students will also develop strategies to encourage them to lead healthy lives.||Students will devise a group presentation on the topics they have investigated.|
|Stay Safe||Students will learn about the issues surrounding crime and safety through an ECM Day.||Students will complete a self-evaluation of what they have learned about one of the topics studied.|
|Enjoy and Achieve||Students will evaluate their skills and qualities in relation to GCSE option subjects.||Students will create an individual profile linked to the subjects they would like to study at GCSE.|
|Make a Positive Contribution||Students will learn about laws, democracy, equality and poverty both in their own country and internationally. Students will also work together to devise a community project linked to environmental change.||Students will create a research project and present a solution to an issue or problem that they have identified.|
|Achieve Economic Well-Being||Students will research a range of career opportunities and learn about financial aspects of career planning.||Students will collate a career portfolio demonstrating their understanding of their own skills and qualities in relation to different career routes.|