PSHE and Citizenship Year 7 - 11

 

Students are taught a wide variety of important issues throughout their PSHE and Citizenship lessons at South Wilts. They learn about how to maintain healthy, happy, financially secure and independent personal lives as well as how to contribute to wider issues facing society.

 

What is PSHE?

PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education.  Throughout this area students focus on themselves and how achieve their potential.  Every year they will study specific topics under the following key areas: Health Education, Personal Well-being, Relationships, Careers and Economic Well-being.

What is Citizenship?

The Citizenship content of the course teaches students about issues that affect society locally, nationally and globally.  Students will learn the details of current, topical issues and how to get involved in making a change with regards to problems they feel strongly about.

How often is it taught?

 

Year 7: One double lesson per week

Year 8: One single lesson per week

Year 9: One single lesson per week

Year 10: One single lesson and one double lesson on a roundabout basis with RE

Year 11: One single lesson and one double lesson

 

PHSE and Citizenship Curriculum

Year 7

Topic Content

Citizenship

How local government works; how to campaign about an issue locally; rights and
responsibilities; child soldiers

Relationships

Friendship and bullying

Health Education

Healthy eating

Personal well-being

Emotional Well-being

Economic Well-being/career

The Real Game; study skills and presentation skills

Year 8

Topic Content

Citzenship

How national government works;  how to campaign about an issue nationally

Relationship

Covered in body image lessons

Health Education

Smoking

Personal well-being

Body Image

Economic Well-being/career

Take your daughters to work day; NHS careers competition

Year 9

Topic Content

Citzenship

Global issues and how to make a difference

Relationship

Sex and relationships

Health Education

Alcohol

Personal well-being

Stress, Self-esteem and cyber bullying

Economic Well-being/career

Choosing GCSEs

Year 10

Topic Content

Citzenship

Crime and Punishment; the media

Relationship

Consent

Health Education

Drugs and alchohol

Personal well-being

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Economic Well-being/career

Work Experience; Researching the job market and career paths

Year 11

 Other Information Year 7 take part in the Real Game which as one full day off timetable, living the life of a person with a particular job (given at random) to understand how much things really cost and what the world of work is like.Year 8 take a day out of school to attend a parent to work for the day to again get an idea of different jobs and what working is like.Year 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to take part in the national Mock Trial competition.All students have the opportunity to be candidates for the UK Youth Parliament and the Wiltshire Assembly of Youth.Year 11s all have the opportunity to have a one to one interview with a real business person and receive feedback.Year 11s also very often have talks in lessons from a wide range of contributors such as married couples, an ex offender, entrepreneurs, the school nurse on contraception and more.  

 

Topic Content

Citzenship

Positive outcomes from voluntary work

Relationship

Resisting pressures, what makes a good relationship?

Health Education

Organ donation and teenage cancer

Personal well-being

Stress and relaxation

Economic Well-being/career

Choosing A levels; Writing a CV and interview technique; study skills; budgeting; credit scores and the impact these have on the cost of borrowing. Students also tale part in an entrepreneurial competition called the one pound challenge

 

Other Information

 

Year 7 take part in the Real Game which as one full day off timetable, living the life of a person with a particular job (given at random) to understand how much things really cost and what the world of work is like.

Year 8 take a day out of school to attend a parent to work for the day to again get an idea of different jobs and what working is like.

Year 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to take part in the national Mock Trial competition.

All students have the opportunity to be candidates for the UK Youth Parliament and the Wiltshire Assembly of Youth.

Year 11s all have the opportunity to have a one to one interview with a real business person and receive feedback.

Year 11s also very often have talks in lessons from a wide range of contributors such as married couples, an ex offender, entrepreneurs, the school nurse on contraception and more.

 


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