PSHE

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE) is taught once a week during a 45-minute lesson.  PSHE education helps children and young people to identify, celebrate and manage the many personal, economic, and social challenges they face, while they are at school, and in the future. Through PSHE education, children and young people acquire and extend the knowledge and skills they need as they (and their communities) grow and change, so that they can be safe, healthy, and economically secure.

Year 7

Autumn

Being in my World

  • Who am I? 
  • My influences 
  • Peer pressure and belonging 
  • My online identity 
  • What are the consequences of what I say and do online?

Celebrating Difference

  • Prejudice and discrimination 
  • Accepting differences in others 
  • Challenging stereotypes 
  • Discrimination in school 
  • Bullying

Spring

Dreams and Goals

  • What are my dreams and goals? 
  • Achieving my dreams and goals 
  • Coping strategies 
  • How different choices affect my dreams and goals 
  • How making an irresponsible choice could affect a person’s dreams and goals

Relationships

  • Positive qualities of healthy relationships 
  • My changing supportive relationships 
  • Getting on and falling out 
  • Discerning external factors in relationships 
  • Assertiveness in relationships

Summer

Active Citizens

  • The importance of the vote 
  • Voting in the UK 
  • Rights and responsibilities 
  • The role of law 
  • Creating change

Changing Me

  • My changing body 
  • Having a baby 
  • Types of relationships and their impact 
  • Image and self-esteem 
  • My changing feelings

 Assessment

Students are asked to complete a homework project every half term for some topics which checks their understanding and learning.  It also encourages them to raise awareness of the issue they have been studying. These projects are designed to promote democratic spirit and give students an opportunity to get involved in the issues that affect them and others around the world. Teachers regularly ask students to provide evidence for their point of view and challenge students to cite alternative opinions. Other topics encourage self-reflection towards the end of each lesson and includes a “workbook” of summative assessment tasks.

Year 8 

Autumn

Being in my World

  • Who am I? 
  • My influences 
  • Peer pressure and belonging 
  • My online identity 
  • What are the consequences of what I say and do online?

Celebrating Difference

  • Prejudice & discrimination 
  • Accepting differences in others 
  • Challenging stereotypes 
  • Discrimination in school 
  • Bullying

Spring

Self-Esteem

  • Positive self-esteem 
  • Causes of low self-esteem 
  • Celebrities 
  • Social media 
  • Toys 
  • Depression and anxiety

Dreams and Goals

  • Your long-term goals 
  • What money can’t buy 
  • Online Safety 
  • Money and Earnings 
  • The price of life

Summer

Looking After Our Health

  • Diet and exercise 
  • Smoking and alcohol 
  • Common illnesses 
  • Anger 
  • Self-harm 
  • Improving mental health

Changing Me

  • Different types of relationship 
  • What’s in a relationship? 
  • Looks and smiles 
  • Does watching pornography help people to understand relationships? 
  • Alcohol and Risk

Assessment

Students are also asked to complete a homework project every half term for some topics which checks their understanding and learning.  It also encourages them to raise awareness of the issue they have been studying. These projects are designed to promote democratic spirit and give students an opportunity to get involved in the issues that affect them and others around the world. Teachers regularly ask students to provide evidence for their point of view and challenge students to cite alternative opinions. Other topics encourage self-reflection towards the end of each lesson and includes a “workbook” of summative assessment tasks.

 

Year 9

Autumn

Being in my World

  • Expectations and perceptions of relationships 
  • Peer approval 
  • Family factors 
  • Being me in a group 
  • Consent

Celebrating Difference

  • Equality 
  • Understanding difference 
  • The power of positive language 
  • Bullying 
  • Discrimination

Spring

Relationships

  • Power in relationships 
  • Assertiveness and saying no 
  • Porn – is it real? 
  • Contraception 
  • Consequences of unprotected sex

Addiction

  • Causes of addiction 
  • Smoking and vaping 
  • Alcohol 
  • Cannabis 
  • Drugs 
  • Effects of addiction on communities

Summer

Money Matters

  • Bank accounts 
  • University and apprenticeships 
  • Tax and interest 
  • Debt and payday loans 
  • Money mules and fraud 
  • Pensions

Life in Britain

  • Democracy 
  • Political systems and parties 
  • Free speech and tolerance 
  • Laws and justice 
  • Inequality in Britain and charity 
  • Immigration

Assessment

Students are also asked to complete a homework project every half term for some topics which checks their understanding and learning.  It also encourages them to raise awareness of the issue they have been studying. These projects are designed to promote democratic spirit and give students an opportunity to get involved in the issues that affect them and others around the world. Teachers regularly ask students to provide evidence for their point of view and challenge students to cite alternative opinions. Other topics encourage self-reflection towards the end of each lesson and includes a “workbook” of summative assessment tasks.

Year 10

Autumn

Being in my World

  • Liberties and safety in my world 
  • How I feel when things end 
  • How social media affects me, my identity and culture 
  • Potential threats to online safety 
  • Potential threats to safety in a range of situations on and offline

Exploitation and Grooming

  • Sexual wellbeing** 
  • Equality in relationships* 
  • Sexting* 
  • Grooming* 
  • Rape*
  • Myths around consent*

*Sex and relationships lessons

**Sex education lessons

Spring

Changing Me

  • Changing society and me 
  • Managing change and decision making 
  • Gender and sexual identity 
  • Gender stereotypes and sexual identity 
  • Physical and emotional changes

Body and Mind

  • Physical health 
  • Concentration 
  • Self-esteem 
  • Stress and ways of coping 
  • Depression and mood disorders 
  • Psychosis

Summer

Religious Education

  • Where did the universe come from? 
  • Why is the creation story important to theists? 
  • When does life begin? 
  • Is death the end? 
  • How have attitudes to the family changed over time?

Extremism

  • Defining terrorism 
  • Exploitation and grooming 
  • Media and propaganda 
  • Prejudice 
  • Causes 
  • Social change

Assessment

Students are also asked to complete a homework project every half term for some topics which checks their understanding and learning.  It also encourages them to raise awareness of the issue they have been studying. These projects are designed to promote democratic spirit and give students an opportunity to get involved in the issues that affect them and others around the world. Teachers regularly ask students to provide evidence for their point of view and challenge students to cite alternative opinions. Other topics encourage self-reflection towards the end of each lesson and includes a “workbook” of summative assessment tasks.

Year 11

Autumn

Being in my World

  • Becoming an adult 
  • Relationships and the law 
  • The law and you 
  • Me, the internet and the law 
  • How to act in an emergency situation

Healthy Me

  • Relaxation and managing stress 
  • Hygiene and health 
  • Under pressure 
  • Pregnancy & choice 
  • Staying safe in sexual relationships

Spring

Employment and Exams

  • Success 
  • Next steps 
  • Applications 
  • Job interviews 
  • Behaviour in the workplace 
  • Digital footprint

Revision Techniques

  • Exam and revision techniques 
  • Dealing with exam stress

Assessment

Students are also asked to complete a homework project every half term for some topics which checks their understanding and learning.  It also encourages them to raise awareness of the issue they have been studying. These projects are designed to promote democratic spirit and give students an opportunity to get involved in the issues that affect them and others around the world. Teachers regularly ask students to provide evidence for their point of view and challenge students to cite alternative opinions. Other topics encourage self-reflection towards the end of each lesson and includes a “workbook” of summative assessment tasks.

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