Why should we make healthy choices? (Health & Wellbeing): An introduction to PSHE. Setting expectations & boundaries required for successful lessons. Embedding routines surrounding how to ask questions & create a safe learning environment. Work on transition to openly discuss any fears & concerns. Healthy choices: diet, healthy lifestyles and keeping active.
What makes our families & friendships different? (Relationships): Learning about friendship & the challenges associated with them. Building an understanding of bullying & the consequences of it. You will discuss friendships; use of social media; diversity & prejudice.
What makes our families & friendships different? (Relationships): An introduction to what it means to be a British citizen
Where do we fit into our world? (Living in the wider world): You will work on HOPE, especially the idea that you are the person who can make the biggest difference to your future. Focus on setting a plan for the future with an aspirational approach. Self-esteem: showing you how you can have a positive influence in the world through your personal & consumer choices.
Why do our bodies change? (Health & Wellbeing): Our bodies, Ourselves: changes to our bodies during puberty and throughout life. Explore the impact of smoking, alcohol and drugs on our bodies.
What are ethical financial decisions? (Living in the wider world) Explore where you fit into the world & how you can make sensible & ethical financial decisions. Understand how to budget: how to plan personal finances & what to consider in your long term planning.
How can we look after our health? (Health & Wellbeing): Emotionally challenging topics and how they can affect us and our families.
What is safe sex? (RSE) Explore and understand the difference between how you are feeling & how you act upon those feelings. We focus on consent. As well as contraception and the dangers & consequences of sexual activity. We discuss issues within society such as male and female body image and domestic conflict.
What challenges does society face? (Living in the wider world): Building on knowledge of British Values & Citizenship this topic challenges students understanding & misconceptions surrounding radicalisation & extremism. The topic introduces you to how people are influenced into joining different types of groups.
What financial decisions will I need to make? Understand how finances influence not only your lives but also wider society. Starting with personal financial planning, you will start to understand how much is taken from earnings by the state & how this is used for society. You will continue to learn more about how to be successful in your careers developing both interpersonal skills & a wider recognition of the career opportunities available for them.
Why is there still discrimination? Discuss how to challenge discrimination and be able to identify why it exists. Present on a discrimination topic you feel strongly about.
Behaving to achieve (Living in the wider world): The majority of the unit is focussed on education, stress, growth mind-set and equality and looks at how you can influence your future through understanding how we learn best.
Sex, Relationships & Conflict (Relationships): A focus on healthy sexual relationships and keeping safe, including on-line.
Preparing for the wider world (Living in the wider world): Explore the skills & qualities required to engage in enterprise; to evaluate & further develop study & employability skills and to review your strengths, interests, skills, qualities & values and how to develop them. Looking at different areas of business to allow you to leave school prepared for life in a modern British society.
Healthy Relationships with Others & Ourselves (Health and Wellbeing): Healthy relationships with yourselves and others as you grow into young adulthood.
Rights and responsibilities (Living in the wider world): As students reach the end of their Year 9 Understanding your place in the wider world and the valuable contributions you can make.
Key Stage 4
Mental Health & Well-Being: Understanding more about society and ourselves: you will explore these topics: hate crime; homelessness; binge drinking and living sustainably. Managing tough times: change, grief and bereavement Managing social anxiety Managing time effectively Screen time Social media and self-esteem Tattoos and piercings
Living In The Wider World: Anti-Social Behaviour Crime, gangs and county lines Fake News and Critical Thinking How does the criminal justice system work? Money Laundering Overt and Covert Racism The right career for me What are employers looking for in CVs? Why pursue a STEM career?
Relationships: Community cohesion Conflict management Forced and arranged marriages Harassment and Stalking Relationships with role models Sexism and gender prejudice
Mental Health and Wellbeing: Digital footprints Gambling and Online gaming How does privilege affect us? Identity and Diversity Obesity and body positivity Perseverance and Procrastination The importance of sleep Why do we take risks?
Living In The Wider World: Animal Rights and Sustainability Cybercrime and online fraud Internet Safety The Dark Web Extremism Globalisation How do trade unions protect us at work? Health and Safety at work Multiculturalism Independent living Pollution, plastic + our environment Applying to college and university
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