Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Curriculum Content

Year 7

Pupils undertake 3 lessons a term and 3 drop down days studying topics from 3 areas (Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships). Pupils will study the following themes throughout the year:

Term 1: Transition, Same sex relationships, Families.

Term 2: Marriage, Falling in love, Bullying or banter?

Term 3: Cyberbullying, Trolls, Selfies.

Drop Down Day 1: University and future aspirations.

Drop Down Day 2: First aid, Stop speak support

Drop Down Day 3: Friendship, Gender stereotypes, Inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Year 8

Pupils undertake 3 lessons a term and 3 drop down days studying topics from 3 areas (Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships). Pupils will study the following themes throughout the year:

Term 1: Teenage pregnancy, Consent, Sexual harassment.

Term 2: Discrimination – teens in the media, Healthy lifestyle, Wants and needs.

Term 3: Religious discrimination, Sexism and gender prejudice, Racism.

Drop Down Day 1: Body image

Drop Down Day 2: Nutrition, Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking.

Drop Down Day 3: Puberty, Emotions, Types of Relationships, Sexuality.

Year 9

Pupils undertake 3 lessons a term and 3 drop down days studying topics from 3 areas (Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships). Pupils will study the following themes throughout the year:

Term 1: Human rights – UNICEF, Consumer rights, Equality Act.

Term 2: Blood, organ and stem donation, Gangs, Criminal justice.

Term 3: Peer pressure, Pornography, Revenge pornography.

Drop Down Day 1: Human rights and Governments

Drop Down Day 2: Sex Education

Drop Down Day 3: Drugs and the Law.

In addition to this, pupils will be following the Healthy Relationships course for 1 lesson a week over a 12-week period.

Year 10

Pupils undertake 3/4 lessons a term and 3 drop down days studying topics from 3 areas (Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships). Pupils will study the following themes throughout the year:

Term 1: Fake news, Community cohesion, Parenting, Anti-social behaviour.

Term 2: Grief, Sexting, LGBTQ community.

Term 3: Disability and the media, Harassment and stalking, Conflict management.

Drop Down Day 1: Body image, Work Experience

Drop Down Day 2: Taxes, Self -examination, Online coercion, FGM

Drop Down Day 3: Managing risk, Finance and Income.

Year 11

Pupils undertake 3/4 lessons a term and 2 drop down days studying topics from 3 areas (Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships). Pupils will study the following themes throughout the year:

Term 1: Sleep, Digital footprint, Cybercrime, Relationship breakups.

Term 2: Revision study skills, Time management, Perseverance.

Drop Down Day 1: Money management

Drop Down Day 2: Mindfulness

Curriculum Approach

PSHE is a non-statutory subject. Schools are advised to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. PSHE provision at Brannel School has been based on the recommendations of the PSHE Association and aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

Phase of Education Specific Requirements

PSHE is a non-examined subject at Brannel school.

Find Out More

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/curriculum

To find out more about the independent tasks for KS3, please refer to the Realsmart portfolios. Here you will also find more details about end of unit assessments and the criteria that we use to assess student progress. Alternatively, please contact the head of department or your child’s class teacher.