The King's (The Cathedral) School


Learning for Life encapsulates elements of PSHEE, Citizenship and CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance). It supports the development of healthy lifestyles, the transition and decision-making between key stages and career choices, and the progress young people make in being full members of the wider society. 

“And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge. And let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness”

Malala Yousafzai

All students throughout their time at The King’s (the Cathedral) School will study LfL as a core subject. There are no external examinations in the subject, but its importance in ensuring students are prepared for their ‘next steps’ is clear.  


Year 7

  • Starting Secondary School
  • Learning Styles
  • Citizenship Research Project
  • Friendship &Bullying
  • Assessing Risk
  • Rules & Responsibilities
  • Road Safety

Year 8

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Esteem and Mental Health
  • Social Networking
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Puberty - Consent and the Law
  • Mental Health and Stress
  • Smoking, Alcohol & Drugs
  • Careers - Job Families and Fast Tomato
  • Activities Week - Young Enterprise, Learn to Earn, and Study Skills

Year 9

  • Immigration
  • Diversity and Rights
  • Careers - Post-14 Choices
  • Communities and Personal Identity
  • Tolerance - Values
  • Sex and Relationship Education - ‘Healthy Relationships’, Consent and the Law


Year 10

  • The Media
  • Privacy and Surveillance (including Personal Information)
  • PSHEE / Citizenship Research Project
  • Interviews and CVs
  • Citizenship Rights
  • Activities Week - Sexual Health, Alcohol and Drugs Education, Exam Skills, Enterprise Days, Teenage Cancer Trust and Amnesty Human Rights Workshop, Police Visit on Personal Safety

Year 11

  • Mock Interview Preparation
  • Post-16 Options
  • Parenting
  • Personal Finance
  • Stress Management
  • Exam Preparation
  • Healthy Lifestyles & Managing Risk


Year 12

  • Starting Sixth Form
  • Target Setting
  • Drink Driving, Drugs and Social Life
  • Citizenship Issues
  • Choices at 18
  • UCAS
  • Gap Years, Open Days, Scholarships, Years in Industry, Sponsorships. School Leaver Programme, and Apprenticeships
  • Personal Statements
  • Careers Research

Year 13

  • Personal Statements
  • Interview Techniques
  • Keeping Yourself Safe - Drugs/Alcohol/Sexual Health/Exploitation/Self-Checking
  • Finance
  • UCAS Applications & University Accommodation
  • Results Day and Clearing
  • Leavers’ Survey

Department Staff

Mrs Lynne Thurlow (XLT): Head of Learning for Life Department