PSHEE & Citizenship at KS3

Faculty
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Department
PSHEE
Level
Key Stage 3
Head of Faculty
C. Drugan

At KS3, students build on the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding they have acquired and developed during the primary phase.

PSHEE acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people are experiencing, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students are encouraged to manage diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media. PSHEE allows them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 7

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Health and Wellbeing: transition from primary to secondary school; Relationships: building friendships and reacting to peer pressure and bullying; Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Government and Democracy – Parliament. MPs and the House of Lords. N/A
Autumn 2 Relationships: Developing a sense of self and building strong self esteem. Drop-Down Session – Health and Wellbeing: Drugs Education (Tobacco and smoking) N/A
Spring 1 Drop-Down Session – Health and Wellbeing: Sex and Relationship Education – puberty and adolescence. Living in the Wider World: The Media – film classification and the role of BBFC. N/A
Spring 2 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Introduction to careers / challenging career stereotypes and raising aspirations. Relationships: Developing tolerance and understanding – Diversity, Prejudice and the Equality Act. N/A
Summer 1 Health and Wellbeing: Managing risks to your wellbeing, know where you can access help and support. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Communities: how they work and what is needed for them to thrive and be successful. N/A
Summer 2 Living in the Wider World: Financial awareness – bank accounts and the cost of borrowing. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Human Rights – why they were created and what can we do to protect them. N/A

 

Year 8

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Health and Wellbeing: Risky and negative behaviour – looking at the risks to your personal wellbeing, including sexting and keeping safe on the internet. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Government and Democracy – The role of the monarch, Parliament and how the government make laws. N/A
Autumn 2 Drop-Down Session – Health and Wellbeing: Drugs Education – Alcohol units and potential effects upon the body and personal wellbeing. Relationships: Developing tolerance and understanding – Challenging stereotypes in society, The
Equality Act and Protected characteristics.
N/A
Spring 1 Living in the Wider World: The Media – Violence and computer games, the role of the ASA and the perceived effects upon behaviour and society. Drop-Down Session – Relationships: Sex and Relationship Education: Love, qualities, different types of relationships and consent. Hate crimes and the law. N/A
Spring 2 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Careers and Guidance Education – personal qualities and skills needed for the modern workplace. Health and wellbeing: Healthy lifestyles – eating and exercising for present and future emotional and physical wellbeing. N/A
Summer 1 Living in the Wider World: Action and consequences, the rule of law, courts and prison. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: What is a community and what does it need to thrive? N/A
Summer 2 Living in the Wider World: Financial awareness – saving, debit and credit cards. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Human Rights – balancing rights and responsibilities. N/A

 

Year 9

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Living in the Wider World: Developing morals and personal and community values. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Government and Democracy – Taxation and public spending: How the government spends our money. N/A
Autumn 2 Drop-Down Session – Health and Wellbeing: Drugs Education – cannabis and the law, the long term social and physical effect of cannabis. Living In the Wider World: Tolerance and understanding – celebrating diversity within our community and accepting of difference. Recognising what constitutes extreme and radical views. N/A
Spring 1 Drop-Down Session – Relationships: Sex and Relationship Education, consent, contraception, pregnancy and parenting, impact upon future economic and personal wellbeing. The use of sexual imagery in advertising. Living in the Wider World: The Media – Advertising and the role of the ASA, the need for the watershed. N/A
Spring 2 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Careers and Guidance Education: Different job sectors, qualifications and planning for option choices at KS4 and beyond. Living in the Wider World: Careers and Education Guidance – Accessing careers information and building a portfolio of information. N/A
Summer 1 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Community and the voluntary sector. Health and Wellbeing: Emotional and physical wellbeing, how to spot the signs of stress and anxiety and where to access help and support. Internet safety. N/A
Summer 2 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Human Rights and International Law, the work of Amnesty International. Living in the Wider World: Writing a personal statement of skills and attributes to develop a sense of self and identify strengths and weaknesses. N/A

 

Extended Learning

Year 7

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
thinkuknow.co.uk; talktofrank.com; nationalcareers.service.gov.uk;
eastbarnetschool.com/school-life/careers-alumni;
childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online;
cbbfc.co.uk/film-ratings/why-we-age-rate-films;
parliament.uk/siteinformation/glossary/parliament;
bbc.co.uk/newsround
The Week Junior BBC Newsround – daily news programme aimed at younger students. Road Safety Drama
Performance; Gardening Club; House Clubs; Pride Club; Philosophy Club.

 

Year 8

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
thinkuknow.co.uk; talktofrank.com; nationalcareers.service.gov.uk;
eastbarnetschool.com/school-life/careers-alumni;
childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online;
cbbfc.co.uk/film-ratings/why-we-age-rate-films;
parliament.uk/siteinformation/glossary/parliament;
bbc.co.uk/newsround
The Week Junior BBC Newsround – daily news programme aimed at younger students. Road Safety Drama
Performance; Gardening Club; House Clubs; Pride Club; Philosophy Club.

 

Year 9

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
thinkuknow.co.uk; talktofrank.com; nationalcareers.service.gov.uk;
eastbarnetschool.com/school-life/careers-alumni;
childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online;
cbbfc.co.uk/film-ratings/why-we-age-rate-films;
parliament.uk/siteinformation/glossary/parliament;
bbc.co.uk/newsround
The Week Junior BBC Newsround – daily news programme aimed at younger students. Road Safety Drama
Performance; Gardening Club; House Clubs; Pride Club; Philosophy Club.

 

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