PSHEE & Citizenship at KS4

Faculty
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Department
C. Drugan

At Key Stage 4, students extend and rehearse the skills, further explore attitudes and values, and deepen knowledge and understanding acquired during Key Stage 3.

PSHEE reflects the fact that learners are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Living in the Wider World: Other systems and forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the United Kingdom. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Government and Democracy – Parliamentary democracy and holding the government to account, the role of the executive, legislative and the judiciary in Governing our country.  
Autumn 2 Drop-Down Session – Health and Wellbeing: Drugs Education – Why people take drugs, the personal cost and the cost to society. Living In the Wider World: Rights and Responsibilities – liberty, free speech and a free press versus libel and slander laws.  
Spring 1 Drop-Down Session – Relationships: Sex and Relationship Education, consent, contraception, pregnancy and parenting, impact upon future economic and personal wellbeing. Living in the Wider World: Day to day living costs, budgeting and managing money, mortgages and other debt.  
Spring 2 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Careers and Guidance Education: Skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Includes signing up to Barclay Bank’s Lifeskills programme. Living in the Wider World: The Media – censorship and fake news.  
Summer 1 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: The different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of his or her community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity. This is an ongoing programme through the Summer Term that will involve visitors from organisations such as the National Citizenship Service.  
Summer 2 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: The different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of his or her community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity. This is an ongoing programme through the Summer Term that will involve visitors from organisations such as the National Citizenship Service. Living in the Wider World: Preparation for Work Experience – Communication skills, dressing appropriately and reacting to different situations at work.  

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Living in the Wider World: Local, regional and international governance and the United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world. Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Government and Democracy – Parliamentary democracy and holding the government to account, the role of the executive, legislative and the judiciary in Governing our country.  
Autumn 2 Drop-Down Session – Health and Wellbeing: Drugs Education – Why people take drugs and the personal and social cost. Spotlight on cannabis, cocaine and illegal highs. Living In the Wider World: Rights and Responsibilities – Criminal and Civil law.  
Spring 1 Drop-Down Session – Relationships: Sex and Relationship Education, consent, contraception and preventing STI’s including HIV and AIDS. Living in the Wider World: Managing debt and dangers of gambling.  
Spring 2 Drop-Down Session – Living in the Wider World: Careers and Guidance Education: Moving forward into post-16 Education and Training – apprenticeships, jobs, colleges and the benefits of volunteering to develop personal skills. Health and Wellbeing: Exam prep, dealing with anxiety and stress, how to cope and access help and support.  
Summer 1 Exam leave.  
Summer 2 Exam leave.  

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Think U Know; Talk to Frank; National Careers Service; EBS Careers & Alumni; Childline Staying Safe Online; Amnesty International UK; Anne Frank; Advertising Standards Agency; Barnet Young Peoples’ Sexual Health; Money Advice Service; Barclays Life Skills; UK Parliament. Choose from a wide selection of daily and weekend newspapers or web site equivalent. The school has a selection of newspapers delivered Monday – Friday. Daily news bulletins. Gardening club, House clubs, Pride club, Philosophy club.

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Think U Know; Talk to Frank; National Careers Service; EBS Careers & Alumni; Childline Staying Safe Online; Amnesty International UK; Anne Frank; Advertising Standards Agency; Barnet Young Peoples’ Sexual Health; Money Advice Service; Barclays Life Skills; UK Parliament. Choose from a wide selection of daily and weekend newspapers or web site equivalent. The school has a selection of newspapers delivered Monday – Friday. Daily news bulletins. Gardening club, House clubs, Pride club Philosophy
club, Every Year 11 student will receive a dedicated one hour careers interview with an impartial careers advisor.

 

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