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PSHE Curriculum 2020/21

KS3 Year 7

Autumn

Be Awesome: The first term is dedicated to reading ‘You Are Awesome’ by Matthew Syed to look into the concept and feeling of confidence, how we can gain it and why we deserve to be confident. These lessons aim to integrate pupils into school after a difficult and uncertain last year.

Spring

Growing up: Pupils look into the changes that affect people during their teen years and are reminded that this natural process is not something to be embarrassed of and is a part of life. Hygiene, puberty and understanding the value of friendships are all key themes that run throughout this unit.

Summer

Emotional wellbeing and mental health: During the summer unit, pupils reflect on their year and consider how emotions might have previously affected them, and how they will continue to do so in the future. Pupils share thoughts and ideas on how to combat negative emotions and mental health issues whilst encouraging positive emotions and contentment.

KS3 Year 8

Autumn

Be Awesome: The first term is dedicated to reading ‘You Are Awesome’ by Matthew Syed to look into the concept and feeling of confidence, how we can gain it and why we deserve to be confident. These lessons aim to integrate pupils into school after a difficult and uncertain last year.

Spring

Healthy Lifestyle: Pupils begin to focus on what it means to live a healthy lifestyle and why it is so important. Topics range from healthy eating, to exercise to hygiene. These issues are addressed throughout a person’s life and understanding how to achieve a better quality of life is essential.

Summer

Identity: During this unit, pupils begin to consider what makes them unique and they begin to identify who they may be as an individual. Pupils consider family roles, stereotypes and personal values and convictions. The unit, and year, is finalised with pupils reflecting on how they have grown and how they are in general.

KS4 Year 10

Autumn

Communities and risk and safety: During this unit pupils look into the local community and nationwide issues and scenarios that they may have to deal with. This ranges from equality and hate crime, to voting in a democracy and online responsibilities.

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs: Pupils research the issues that surround alcohol, drugs and dependency and how to deal with it from a variety or perspectives. Pupils also consider the roles and responsibilities that exist within healthy relationships how to achieve success in these areas.

Spring

Relationships and Identity: The first unit of this term continues from last in explaining how abusive and unhealthy relationships can be understood and identified. Pupils learn where to look for relationship and home issues, as well as approach topics surrounding that of transgender and gender identity.

Sex, sexuality and sexual health: Throughout this half term pupils learn about consent, sexual health, healthy sexual relationships, pregnancy and the concerns surrounding pornography. This aims to prepare pupils for the future and equip them with the relevant and accurate information.

Summer

Planning for the future: The purpose of this unit is to look into career paths after school and the next steps into education or apprenticeship. By discussing careers with pupils it opens wider opportunities and options and prepares them for the world of work.

Finance: Continuing from the previous unit, pupils learn about financial and economic matters from budgeting, to taxes and credit and debit as well as the money stresses and pressures this may cause.