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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) is taught to every year group during tutor time and through enrichment days.

Through PSHEE lessons, the college has developed a coherent strategy of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education which is demonstrated through a wide range of opportunities. Students are able to make reasoned and responsible responses to moral dilemmas and they have a strong sense of the values common to different groups, while respecting the needs and interests of others.

The students will gain knowledge of the variety of career opportunities available to them. They will make informed decisions about which learning pathways to follow and they will explore the qualities, attributes and skills needed for employability.

The personal well-being curriculum focuses on personal identities and healthy lifestyles. The students will study the benefits and the risks of health and lifestyle choices as well as where and how to obtain information on health.

 

Key Stage 3

In Years 7 and 8 students will learn the following in PSHEE lessons:

Year 7 Year 8
Autumn Term 1 Health and well-being. Expectations.
Health and well-being.
Body image and respecting yourself.
Media and positive self image.
Legal and illegal highs.
Substance use and misuse.
Celebrating success.
Autumn Term 2 Resilience. Expectations.
Cyber bullying.
Living in the wider world.
Career pathways and options.
Local and national employment opportunities.
Career decision making.
Aspirations and ambition.
Celebrating success.
Spring Term 1 Healthy lifestyles. Expectations.
Dangers of carrying offensive weapons.
Gang cultures.
Importance of keeping your personal information and safe.
Internet safety.
Celebrating success.
Spring Term 2 Career pathways. Expectations.
Smoking and alcohol abuse.
Health lifestyle.
Safe sex.
Staying safe/risk of unprotected sex.
Celebrating success.
Summer Term 1 Staying safe. Portrayal of sex in social media.
Gender identity and sexual discrimination.
Unacceptability of homophobic and sexist language.
Different forms of bullying.
Managing your finance effectively.
Celebrating success.
Summer Term 2 Healthy relationships. Expectations.
Gambling and financial risks.
Social and moral dilemma about the use of money.
Transition to Year 9.
Goal setting.
End of year celebrating success.

 

Key Stage 4

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students will learn the following in PSHEE lessons:

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn Term 1 Health and well-being Personal action planning Resilience toolkit
Autumn Term 2 Resilience tool kit Career planning
Focus on revision skills set
Employability
Revision skills
Spring Term 1 Healthy mind and body Self-esteem Healthy relationships
GCSE mindset
Revision skills
Spring Term 2 Employability skills Relationships, behaviour and practices in the workplace Healthy eating lifestyle
GCSE mindset
Revision skills
Summer Term 1 How choices affect your life Emotional well-being Revision skills
Employment skills
Summer Term 2 Keeping yourself safe
Transition to Year 10
Next steps

 

Key Stage 5

In Years 12 and 13 students will learn the following in PSHEE lessons:

Year 12 Year 13
Autumn Term 1 NCS – Team work NCS – Team work
Autumn Term 2 NCS – Team work
Career planning
Sex, relationships and drugs
NCS – Team work
UCAS
Managing yourself
Spring Term 1 Managing yourself Personal development skills
Spring Term 2 Applying for a job Sex, relationships and drugs
Summer Term 1 Applying for a job
Money management
Sex, relationships and drugs
Interview skills
Summer Term 2 Money management
Transition to Year 13
Interview skills
Transition into the outside world

 

Further information can be obtained from Mrs Rogers (Head of Careers) or Mrs Whiston (Assistant Principal).

 

Relationship and Sex Education

As part of PSHEE Relationship and Sex Education is taught to every year group during tutor time, lessons and through enrichment sessions.

 

Key Stage 3

In Years 7 and 8 students will learn the following in Relationship and Sex Education lessons:

Year 7 Year 8
Reproduction: Students will learn the scientific facts about the reproduction system My changing body: Students will learn about the changes that happen to their body when going through puberty. This lesson will cover the mental and physical changes and discuss the important of personal hygiene

 

Key Stage 4

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students will learn the following in Relationship and Sex Education lessons:

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Contraception: Students will learn about the different contraception methods and their effectiveness. They will understand the importance of safe sex, the different sexually transmitted diseases and their effects on the body Making the right choices: Students will recap and discuss the different contraception methods and their effectiveness. They will be able to explain the importance of safe sex. They will know the different sexually transmitted diseases and their effects on the body. Students will be made aware of the effects that alcohol and drugs have on their body and how this can influence them in making wrong choices and could lead to unprotected sex. The law and sex and also the age of consent are discussed Healthy relationships: Students will understand the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. Students will understand the meaning of peer pressure and self-respect and the importance of respecting others beliefs. Students will understand the importance of keeping physically and mentally well and be given strategies and know the support groups that can support them
Students will recap and discuss the different contraception methods and their effectiveness. They will be able to explain the importance of safe sex. They will know the different sexually transmitted diseases and their effects on the body. Students will be made aware of the effects that alcohol and drugs have on their body and how this can influence them in making wrong choices and could lead to unprotected sex. The law and sex and also the age of consent are discussed

 

Key Stage 5

In Years 12 and 13 students will learn the following in Relationship and Sex Education lessons:

Year 12 and 13
Students will understand the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. Students will understand the meaning of peer pressure and self-respect and the importance of respecting others beliefs. Students will understand the importance of keeping physically and mentally well and be given strategies and know the support groups that can support them.
They will know the different sexually transmitted diseases and their effects on the body. Students will be made aware of the effects that alcohol and drugs have on their body and how this can influence them in making wrong choices and could lead to unprotected sex. The law and sex and also the age of consent are discussed
The emotional and financial implications of pregnancy on an individual and the impact that having a baby has on their life.

 

Further information can be obtained from Mrs Rogers (Head of Careers).

 

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