Subject: PSHCEE

Rationale for design of KS3 Curriculum:

The PSHCEE curriculum provides students with age and stage appropriate knowledge regarding their personal, social, health education, including sex and relationship education. The subject should emphasise the skill development in pupils in order to be able to think critically when facing challenges and choices in their personal, health and social lives as well as in the school context. The curriculum is also designed in order to help students develop a growth mindset, young people who are able to employ such practices as mindfulness to help them develop a range of techniques to help them in school and post KS3 education.

Throughout Y7 and Y8 pupils will be guided through 6 strands of the PSHCEE curriculum, each of these strands are the same though to Y11 but as pupils go through each year group these strands are explored in detail, each year looking at the topics through a more mature lens.

PSHCEE also includes provision for careers, citizenship and economic education.

The KS3 curriculum currently covers every area that the new SRE guidelines require us to cover. In the current climate the provision for enhanced media and online literacy could be improved, this would also extend to the use of mobile phones and sexting.

Pupils in KS3 have also advised that they would like to have financial education and careers in general, I would very much like to implement a careers day at the school to open the pupils eyes to the careers that are out there. If they cant see it, they cannot be it.

At KS3 we do the following:

Y7

Key Stage 3

Key Focuses

Half Term 1

Being Me in My World – self identity, roles and responsibilities, personal strengths, independence and influences.

Half Term 2

Celebrating difference – Protected characteristics, sex, sexual reassignment, gender reassignment, challenging discrimination and prejudice, roles in society, stereotypes, bullying and assertiveness.

Half Term 3

Dreams and Goals – Identifying your own dreams and goals, steps to achievement, managing set-backs, motivation and rewards, self monitoring/self evaluation.

Half Term 4

Healthy Me – Physical and emotional health, taking responsibilities for your health, substances and their effects, nutrition, vaccinations, sleep hygiene.

Half Term 5

Relationships – Components of positive relationships, social groups, values and qualities in relationships, media portrayal of relationships, assertiveness, family changes (including separation, divorce and bereavement)

Half Term 6

Changing Me – Puberty and body development, self image, changing circumstances, brain development, mood changes, transition (through Y8)



Y8

Key Stage 3

Key Focuses

Half Term 1

Being Me in My World – Changing identity, cultural diversity, faiths and beliefs, understanding myself and others.

Half Term 2

Celebrating Difference – Protected characteristics: race and religion, social injustice and inequality, making a positive contribution to our community, social mobility, making a difference.

Half Term 3

Dreams and Goals – Short, medium and longer term goals, planning and reviewing goals and priorities, different types of business and organisation, budgeting, positive/negative role of money.

Half Term 4

Healthy Me – Stress triggers, first aid and CPR, why substances are used, role of medicines, nutritional effects on the mind and the body, mental health: anxiety and depression.

Half Term 5

Relationships – Social media, relationships skills, components of positive relationships, personal space, media influences.

Half Term 6

Changing Me – changing perceptions and opinions, mental health and the brain, skills for change, adapting to change, self-reflection and evaluation. Transition to year 9.

 

Assessment details: TBC