KS3 PSHE and Citizenship
In PSHE and Citizenship pupils cover a wide range of topics that encompass citizenship, personal, social and health education. There are no National Curriculum levels in PSHE; instead the pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own progress and set targets that develop their personal, learning and thinking skills.
The pupils learn valuable skills that aid progression across a wide range of subjects at GCSE level. They learn to improve their creative, independent and team working skills, all of which are crucial to a meaningful learning experience. The pupils learn to understand their strengths and weaknesses and how to develop and improve them through a curriculum that examines the self as well as the wider world.
The pupils use booklets that are given to them at the beginning of each new topic. These booklets support pupils in organising their ideas in a structured and neatly presented way. These booklets also facilitate differentiation as they can be adapted to cater for individual pupils needs.
The PSHE lessons encourage pupils to ask questions and to develop opinions on issues that are relevant to them as individuals and also as part of a wider community. The emphasis, in these lessons is on fun, energetic lessons that provide a wide range of stimuli for each pupil.
The year 7 groups begin their introduction to PSHE by learning about their brains, how they learn and how they can best develop their skills. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics from politics to healthy eating.
Year 8 groups begin to look at the world of business and finance, but also examine wider global issues such as the rights of the child and drug and alcohol abuse. Year 8 will also follow a careers module in Philosophy of Life.
Year 9 pupils focus in human rights, learning about a range of topics from child soldiers to the Rwandan genocide. There is also the opportunity to take part in the United App competition.
Year 10 pupils focus more on the self, following a curriculum which covers mental health, drug and alcohol abuse and study skills to help prepare them for their GCSE exams.
Year 11 pupils take part in a three part series of lessons which incorporate life skills, careers education and healthy living.
For more information about the PSHE and citizenship curriculum, please contact Miss E Ozenbrook - firstname.lastname@example.org