The deadline for applying to Sixth Form is Friday 22nd February 2019.

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