A …..B……….C Action…………………Belief………………Consequent reaction Constitutional rights/responsibilities Development of self in society Health, social and environmental responsibility Physical development and movement Life Orientation seeks to provide students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to cope appropriately with the challenges they face, so that they can experience success in their own lives and contribute meaningfully to their community. All key outcomes are addressed in each of the grades, with emphasis being placed as follows: Gr 8: Who am I? Personal development and self-awareness Gr 9: Subject choice issues and goal setting Gr 10: Epic and Exchange – personal development, health issues and ethics Gr 11: Lifestyle choices: leadership, nutrition, risk behaviour and addiction, job shadow and business etiquette Gr 12: Focus on life after school – establishing meaningful relationships, career skills, personal mission statements, management of stress, workplace skills, sports adherence. Tertiary institutions. Life Orientation addresses issues relating to a wide variety of disciplines: philosophy, psychology, human resource management, law, sport science, politics, sociology, business ethics and management studies.... It is not merely about coping, but also about developing a personal framework and being exposed to ideas beyond the more classroombased subjects. It does involve the acquisition of life skills, but more importantly, it helps a boy to define his priorities and to make choices regarding the way he wants to conduct his life - personally, on the sports field and at work. All potential applicants to UCT must obtain at least 50% for this subject. Many other local and overseas universities pay attention to the mark, or require the LO portfolio. Currently the final mark is derived from a portfolio of CASS based tasks, and includes an externally set examination in September Being self-aware, honest, mature and open minded Having the ability to reflect on one’s choices and to express ideas clearly (English marks are quite indicative of LO Marks in Matric) Being organised and efficient about handing in portfolio tasks on time Participating and showing good sportsmanship in physical education classes • • • • • • • • • • • Facilities for professional testing and training in the sport science section Career section in the library providing pamphlets and information Careers website Annual career expo Leadership programme Epic and Exchange in grade ten Mentorship programme - grade eight and Matric Work shadow in grade eleven BSU drug and alcohol programmes support LO curriculum BSU Ed Psych evaluations Specialized speakers from many career fields For more insight and information, please look at our LO webpage, the career e-books and textbooks prescribed for your sons. See also the careers webpage linked to the LO site.