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Subject Leader: Miss J Wisdom

Curriculum Content

Year 7

Term 1 - Transition and Identity (Personal wellbeing and mental health)

  • Pupils will discuss the transition from Primary school to Secondary school and consider the expectations and emotions they have for their next steps in life.
  • Pupils will reflect on the person they are and the person they wish to become.

Term 2 - Inspirational People (Personal wellbeing and mental health)

  • This topic will consider the role models and if they are a positive or negative influence on our own behaviour
  • Pupils will be encouraged to consider their place in the community and how they can become a valued citizen.

Term 3 - Religious Beliefs - (Christianity)

  • This topic will explore the beliefs of Christians and begin to look at how values and lifestyles are shaped by beliefs
  • Pupils will compare their views with the views of others

Term 4 - Religious Beliefs - (Islam)

  • Pupils will focus on the basic teachings and beliefs of Islam
  • This topic will allow exploration of how diverse views shape our society

Term 5 – Opinions, feelings and emotions (Relationships and sex education, personal wellbeing and mental health and social education)

  • In this topic pupils will consider a variety of different opinions in relation to sexual identity and the rules of attraction and how to manage strong emotions.
  • Pupils will be encouraged to share opinions and be able to express their own viewpoint.

Term 6 - You and other people (relationships and sex education and personal wellbeing and mental health)

  • This topic will encourage pupils to explore the diverse variety of family structures that exist in Britain.
  • Pupils will focus on healthy relationships and consider what makes a good friend, both in the physical and the virtual world.
     

Year 8

Term 1 - Identity and being a good citizen (Personal wellbeing and mental health and social education)

  • Pupils will explore what is meant by the terms local and global community
  • They will reflect on who they are and what their role is as a good citizen of both communities

Term 2 - Religious festivals (Religious Education)

  • Pupils will investigate what religious festivals are and their importance to the people who follow the different faiths
  • Pupils will explore in more detail specific festivals from a variety of faiths including Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism and Islam

Term 3 - You and your decisions (Physical health education, personal wellbeing and mental health social education)

  • Pupils will explore the decisions they may have to make in the future and how they can affect their physical and mental health
  • Pupils will reflect on the ambitions they have and will consider career options and how to maintain a healthy life style

Term 4 - Risky Behaviours (Physical health, personal wellbeing and mental health and relationships and sex education)

  • Pupils will explore a range of healthy living strategies by taking a holistic look at physical health, emotional health and wellbeing
  • Pupils to explore risks associated with using legal and illegal substances and how these risks can be managed
  • Pupils will discuss support options available for those who are using substances to cope with problems
  • Pupils will investigate STIs and their effects

Term 5 - Bullying (Social education and relationships educations)

  • Pupils will consider the types of bullying and the effects it has
  • Pupils will explore how grooming and exploitation can occur (online safety focus) and examine procative strategies to protect self and others from online risks

Term 6 - Teenage relationships and managing emotions (physical health, relationship and sex education, personal wellbeing and mental health education)

  • Pupils will have opportunity to learn about different types of relationships, including those of a sexual nature - consent to be covered
  • Pupils will consider the life events that may affect their emotions and explore ways to manage and express those emotions in a healthy way
     

Year 9

Term 1 - Extremism and Radicalisation (Citizenship / Religious Studies)

  • Pupils will reflect on their personalities and ambitions considering how to express their viewpoints covering debates linked to freedom of speech.
  • They will consider how to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • They will reflect on their current stage of life and how their relationships with others are changing as they transition into adulthood.

Term 2 - Government in the UK (Social education, personal wellbeing and mental health)

  • Pupils to study structure of UK government and explore the political spectrum
  • Pupils will begin to investigate their own views and how they line up with different political parties
  • They will investigate influences on political decisions including pressure groups.
  • Pupils will reflect on reasons people choose to hold extremist views and why some choose to use violence and terrorism, and will consider how a person can become radicalised and what to do if you are concerned.

Term 3- Money and Consumer power (Personal wellbeing and mental health)

  • Pupils learn about the different types of bank and savings accounts and will explore the issues associated with various institutions that lend money.
  • Pupils will discuss consumer rights and power and investigates the way that power can bring about social change.

Term 4 – Managing feelings – (Personal wellbeing and mental health).

  • Pupils will explore feelings such as anger jealousy, fear and grief and will learn about healthy ways to deal with those emotions.
  • Pupils will learn about and practice strategies to support the self-management of stress and anxiety

Term 5 – Medical Ethics (Social education, relationship and sex education, personal wellbeing and mental health and relationship).

  • Pupils are to investigate current medical ethical debates such as abortion, gender selection, genetic engineering and save you siblings, by looking at different viewpoints on the topic.

Term 6 Young people and crime (Social education).

  • Pupils will consider how and why young people become involved in gangs and crime.
  • They will learn how to stay safe from abuse and grooming in both the physical and digital world.
  • They will understand the laws and rights relating to children (including FGM)

 

Year 10

Term 1 – Becoming an adult (Physical health education, relationships and sex education, personal wellbeing and mental health education).

  • Pupils will explore ways to improve their problem solving skills, self-esteem and self-confidence whilst they deal with challenges and change.
  • They will consider how gender stereotypes, sexuality and body image can influence their well-being.

 

Term 2 – You and your rights (Social education, personal wellbeing and mental health).

  • Pupils will investigate examples and the impact of discrimination and prejudice.
  • Pupils will debate their power to overcome areas of discrimination.

Term 3 – Fake news versus fact. (Personal wellbeing and mental health and physical health education)

  • Pupils will explore smoking, vaping and current research regards the impacts of both. They will consider the medical use of cannabis and the current research surrounding these, discussing if the research is fact or fiction.
  • Pupils will also explore safety when socialising and when on social media.

Term 4 – Study skills (Personal wellbeing and mental health)  

  • Pupils are to reflect on their aspirations for the future and the path they will have to take to get there.
  • Pupils are to explore different learning styles and study skills and begin to prepare mentally for the pressures of examinations.

Term 5 – Money and careers (Social education, personal wellbeing and mental health).

  • Pupils to look at sensible money management and the cost of living, investigating poverty both in Britain and in developing countries
  • Pupils will explore the dangers of and becoming addicted to gambling.

Term 6 – Relationships and parenting (Relationships and sex education)

  • Pupils will explore the changing significance of marriage and to consider what makes a healthy relationship/partnership.

 

Year 11

Term 1 – Is this justice (Social education)

  • Pupils will investigate recent current affairs and consider if the laws are fair.
  • Some debates that may be considered include “Sarah’s law” – joint enterprise – capital punishment - Brock Turner and Cliff Richard’s right to anonymity before charges were made.

Term 2 – Revision and study skills (Personal wellbeing and mental health)  

  • Pupils are to reflect on their aspirations for the future.
  • Pupils are to explore different learning styles and study skills and begin to prepare mentally for the pressures of examinations.

Term 3 – Self-confidence and self-esteem (physical health, personal wellbeing and mental health).

  • Pupils to consider the personal skills and qualities and how to apply these to interviews, application form and a Curriculum Vitae.

Term 4 – Society today (social education)

  • Pupils are to consider key issues affecting society today including mobile phone addiction, climate change and radicalisation. Pupils then consider the impact they can have on the issues.

Term 5 – Stress management (Personal wellbeing and mental health)

  • Pupils are to discuss the current pressures they are facing and are to explore ways to boost their self-esteem and control stress through mindfulness.