Mi Life Pathway 1 & 2
New in September 2010, ‘Mi Life’ is about ‘Me’ as an ‘individual’ and ‘independent’ person, as well as an ‘interrelated’ and ‘interdependent’ one.
This new and popular course for students of all abilities and ages is accredited to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and offers five levels of study which are: Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.
Mi Life considers the whole person, and uses a variety of learning and teaching methods that allows students to discover who they are and what it is they are about. The new specification (AQA - PSE 5800) provides a range of opportunities to develop students’ Functional Skills in English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Mathematics, together with Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS), covering the areas of competence that are most often demanded by employers. “Integrating these skills into the curriculum and qualifications will provide learners with a platform for employability and further learning” (QCDA). Mi Life also enables students to develop a range of Enterprise Skills such as: Team Work, Risk, Negotiating & Influencing, Effective communication, Creativity & innovation, ‘Can-do’ attitude, Initiative, Organising & planning, Problem solving, Leadership, Making ethical decisions and Financial capability.
Mi Life provides many opportunities to promote students’ spiritual, moral, ethical, social, and cultural development, as well as promoting knowledge and understanding of legislative, economic, environmental, health and safety and European issues. Likewise, there is provision for development of knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the current statutory programme of study for Citizenship embedded within the course units, which compliment students’ GCSE Citizenship studies.
Mi Life has 12 units of study in total, spanning our KS3 and KS4 curriculum, which are as follows:
Unit 1 - Personal Action Planning
Unit 2 - Drugs Education
Unit 3 - Sex and Relationship Education
Unit 4 - Personal Finance
Unit 5 - Emotional Wellbeing
Unit 6 - Healthy Lifestyles
Unit 7 - Making Informed Career Choices
Unit 8 - Applying for Jobs and Courses
Unit 9 - Relationships, Behaviour and Practices in the Workplace
Unit 10 - Personal Safety
Unit 11 - Being a Critical Consumer
Unit 12 - Introduction to Diversity, Prejudice and Discrimination.
As there is no end of KS4 exam, evidence of learning must be presented for moderation on a unit basis. Units of study can be accredited with AQA at four times in any academic year.
Mi Life is all about ‘your life’ as you become aware of your strengths and areas for improvement, your choices and the opportunities available to you. No other course will prepare you and qualify you for life in way that Mi Life does.