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PSHE and Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship are sequenced to develop the knowledge of all pupils, building on life experiences, prior learning and relevant to the local setting. Whilst topics in Year 7 and 8 do not necessarily become academically harder, the scheme of work develops in relation to the age and stage of the pupils.  As there is not currently a core PSHE curriculum in Key Stage 2 pupils come with a range of experiences and knowledge, therefore lessons are planned to allow for collaborative work for those with a range of prior knowledge. 

 

PSHE aims to develop subject knowledge as relevant for pupils’ ages and stages.  It builds on prior learning and revisits topics in an age appropriate way across Years 7 - 13. We develop skills of resilience and aim to ensure experiential learning across topics, as this approach to PSHE has been recognised as best practice.  For example, we look at resisting pressure when discussing bullying in Year 7; we then reuse those skills when looking at RSE in Year 8 or Year 11. 

 

Citizenship aims to develop pupils’ knowledge of life in the UK, and the relevance of fundamental British values.  We aim to engage pupils in current affairs and encourage them to debate issues and form their own opinions.

The Department

If you like to talk about issues that are important to you and consider how others may view them, then you are going to really enjoy studying both of these subjects! Not only do Citizenship and PSHE help you to understand and discuss topics that are important to you now, both subjects also help you to prepare for life after school, giving you a real insight into how our country works and your role within that! We love getting you to think about how what we learn in lessons applies to the real world and are always talking about what happens in the news.  You will be given lots of opportunities to share your opinions and to think about things from different perspectives.  We love discussion and during PSHE in Year 7 and Year 8 we do most of our learning through discussion and group work - Ms Carroll even loves including a variety of exciting props! We cover a broad range of topics, so there is always something new to keep you interested and something that you will enjoy. 

Course organisation

Year 7

Half Terms

1 & 2

Transition to Belvedere. Puberty and RSE.

Half Terms

3 & 4

Continuation of Puberty and RSE. Healthy lifestyles.

Half Terms

5 & 6

Life online. Resilience.
Year 8

Half Terms

1 & 2

Personal finance and economic capability. Step into the NHS careers competition.

Half Terms

3 & 4

Continuation of Step into the NHS careers competition.

Risk: Drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Risky behaviour

Mental Health

Digital safety

Half Terms

5 & 6

Continuation of Risk: Drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Risky behaviour

Mental Health

Digital safety

Continuation of Risk: Drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Risky behaviour

Mental Health

Digital safety

Year 9

Half Terms

1 & 2

Citizenship GCSE

Theme A: Living together in the UK.

Continuation of Citizenship GCSE

Theme A: Living together in the UK.

Half Terms

3 & 4

Citizenship GCSE

Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK.

 Continuation of Citizenship GCSE

Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK.

Half Terms

5 & 6

Citizenship GCSE

Theme C: Law and justice.

Continuation of Citizenship GCSE

Theme C: Law and justice.

Year 10

Half Terms

1 & 2

Citizenship GCSE

Theme D: Power and influence.

Continuation of Citizenship GCSE

Theme D: Power and influence.



Half Terms

3 & 4

Citizenship GCSE

Theme E: Taking citizenship action

Citizenship GCSE - exam preparation

Half Terms

5 & 6

 

Continuation of Citizenship GCSE - exam preparation
RSE
Year 11

Half Terms

1 & 2

Careers and personal finance.

Continuation of Careers and personal finance.


Half Terms

3 & 4

Relationship & sex education.

Wellbeing & mental health.

Half Terms

5 & 6

Wellbeing and healthy lifestyles

Enrichment

CItizenship in the news - using current affairs to boost your grade.

Trips

Year 8 PWC Enterprise Day

Year 9 University visit

Year 10 Eco Day active citizenship project

Staffing

Ms S. Carroll - Head of PSHE and Citizenship and Careers Leader

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