Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education is taught in KS3 and KS4.

In KS3 Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education we study the following

  • reflecting on and evaluating achievements and strengths in all areas of our lives and recognising our own worth
  • learning the basic facts and laws about alcohol, tobacco and legal and illegal drugs
  • recognising some strong emotions and identifying ways of managing these emotions positively
  • staying physically and mentally healthy
  • making informed choices to maintain health and well-being
  • assessing the element of risk attached to making choices about healthy lifestyles, travel, personal safety and personal finances
  • demonstrating effective ways of resisting negative pressure
  • recognising difference and diversity  and demonstrate understanding and empathy towards others who live their lives in different ways
  • assertively challenging prejudice and discrimination
  • recognising and discussing the importance of relationships to sexual activity and to marriage, parenthood and family life

Assessment

  • informally via student contributions in lessons
  • self assessment which each student fills in at the end of the decisions unit

Learning beyond the classroom

  • practicing assertive responses to threatening situations
  • reflecting on discussions which have taken place in lessons
  • making informed choices when faced with situations which involve an element of risk

Teachers of KS3 PSHCE

  • Mrs T Fletcher – Head of Health and Social Care and PSHCE

Year 7 student sheet 2018-19

Year 8 student sheet 2018 – 2019

Year 9 student sheet 2018 – 2019

In KS4 PSHE we study the following

  • assessing our personal qualities, skills and achievements and using them to set future goals
  • presenting ourself confidently and using praise and criticism effectively
  • using some of the financial tools and services available to manage personal finances
  • describing the short and long-term consequences of personal health choices, and how to make decisions based on this knowledge, and finding professional health advice and confidence in seeking it
  • identifying some of the causes, symptoms and treatments of mental and emotional health disorders such as stress and depression, including the link between eating disorders and self-image, and can identify strategies for preventing and addressing these
  • assessing the risks and benefits associated with lifestyle choices such as sexual activity or using alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs, and making safer choices based on this assessment
  • comparing the diversity of ethnic and cultural groups
  • taking the initiative in challenging and giving support in connection with offensive behaviour
  • developing appropriate relationships with a range of adults
  • discussing relationships, feelings and emotions, and analysing ways of managing these in connection with family event
  • explaining the importance of different relationships and associated responsibilities, including those of marriage, parenthood and family life

Assessment

  • informal assessment by their SRS teacher and Form Tutor in Tutorial lessons
  • self-evaluation, a form is completed by all students at the end of the PSHE unit

Learning beyond the classroom

  • practicing assertive responses to threatening situations
  • reflecting on discussions which have taken place in lessons
  • making informed choices when faced with situations which involve an element of risk
  • involving themselves in appropriate extra-curricular activities both in and out of school

Teachers of KS4 PSHE

  • Mrs T Fletcher – Head of Health and Social Care and PSHCE

Year 10 student sheet 2018 – 2019

Year 11 student sheet 2018 – 2019