Wycliffe’s bespoke Life Skills programme is designed to give our pupils real preparation for the world and has been highly praised by inspectors on two recent visits. The Year 9s are taught by the Head of Life Skills and the Head of Pastoral Care. The Year 10 and Year 11 and Pre A Level programme (Development Year) Life Skills programme runs on a rotation system, which changes every three weeks. Each time they rotate, the pupils have a different teacher and a different topic. This means that the teacher can specialise in their own subject, such as Finance, Drug and Alcohol education, Sex and Relationships, Careers, Media or Anti-Bullying and Global and Political Awareness to name a few examples. Of course in the GCSE year, the most important aspect is how to study effectively and our syllabus, supported by the tutorial system, ensures that learning how to study and revise properly are central to what we do. The Sixth Form have talks from a number of outside speakers and also work on their University applications. The pupils are also supported in practical Life Skills in house, working alongside the House Staff, Matrons and Support Staff to gain valuable practical skills, such as ironing, cooking, sewing or car maintenance.