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20 February 2015
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Skills and Qualities for Work

At the end of Key Stage 3 (14 yrs.), young people should be able to:

1. Communication, Numeracy and ICT
  • select and apply an appropriate range of listening and speaking, reading and writing skills to a variety of tasks in work-related contexts;
  • select and apply appropriate number skills to problems and issues;
  • use ICT to support learning and to present ideas

2. Personal, Interpersonal and Learning Skills
  • be able to relate school expectations, for example, in relation to punctuality, attendance, work rate, ability to work with others and self-management to the responsibilities of workers;
  • take on a specific role in a team to complete a task which could include persuading and motivating others towards the achievement of a shared goal or task;
  • discuss and plan with a teacher how work might be improved]
  • identify and follow, where appropriate, a preferred way of learning

3. Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
  • express an informed viewpoint and/or take informed decisions
  • reflect on personal performance and use this to enhance future performance

(Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment: Consultative Document Recommendations Feb. 2003)


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