Personal, Social and Health Education


Personal, Social and Health Education is delivered on a carousel basis alongside Religious Education. 

PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that students 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. PSHE education allows them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.

In Years 7 and 9, students are taught about the negative effects of risk taking behaviour with regard to: Drugs and Alcohol and Sex and Relationships.  Students in Year 7 and 9 will rotate between PSHE and RE halfway through the academic year.

In Year 8, students work towards an E-safety qualification - Level 1 Award from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.  The BCS e-safety qualification, is designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves online.  Additionally, students in Year 8 will learn about building resilience and wellbeing.

In Year 10, students are taught about Money Management to extend their financial knowledge and understanding so that they are able to make better informed and rational decisions about their own financial needs in the future.  Additionally, students will learn about how to build resilience and emotional health.

Students in Year 8 and 10 will rotate between PSHE and RE on a termly basis throughout the academic year.

Year 7

Drugs and Alcohol

Sex and Relationships

RE

 

Year 8

E-Safety

E-Safety continued

Resilience

RE

Year 9

Drugs and Alcohol

Sex and Relationships

RE

 

Year 10

Money Management

Resilience and Emotional Health

RE

 

What qualification will I get? YEAR 8 ONLY

BCS Level 1 Award in E-safety.

 

How will I be assessed?

For this qualification, students will be required to complete a short automated assessment that demonstrates the learning outcomes and assessment criteria have been met.

The assessment is a 30 minute test which comprises of 28 questions:

  • 19 multiple choice questions
  • 9 simulation questions

75% pass rate

 

What can this course lead to?

On completion, students will gain a certificate to show they have successfully completed the course, but they will also be awarded with 3 credits (ITQ) which can be used to gain further ITQ qualifications.