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Vision for the Department

The vision for the PSHE department is to enable our pupils to make informed decisions about their lives and to develop the skills they need to navigate the challenges and opportunities they will face in the future.

The PSHE department also plays an important role in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of students. This involves creating a safe and supportive learning environment where students feel valued, respected, and encouraged to express their opinions and ideas.

KS3 Curriculum


What is respect?
How resilient am I?
How can I build my self-confidence?
How important is teamwork?
What are my goals?
Are there stereotypes in relation to skills?
What are the different types of relationships?
How have legal relationships developed over time?
What are the different types of bullying?
How relevent is cyber bullying?
What are my bullying support networks? (TBC)
What do we mean by "healthy living"?
What consitutes a "healthy diet"?
Fast Food - Good or Bad?
Does physical fitness matter?
How do I maintain my personal hygiene?
What are bacteria and viruses? (TBC)
What is the role of medical professionals? (TBC)
How do i administer first aid
How does prejudice link to identity?
Is racism still an issue in 2022?
Sexual Orientation - The new racism?
What is Sexism?
How do we solve the provlem of ageism?
Does religious discrimination exist?
Disability Discrimination (TBC)
Who was Stephen Lawrence?
What are protected characteristics?
What are the impacts of technology?
How do I stay safe when using social media?
What is considered harmful content?
What is the Prevent duty?
What are the different types of employment?
What are my early aspirations?
What are my employment rights and responsibilities?
Which skills are essential for both school and employment?
What future challenges will I face?


Can internet content be unsuitable? (TBC)
How do I manage my emotions?
How do we challenge mental health myths?
What strategies benefit mental health?
How do mental health conditions differ?
What are unhealthy coping strategies?
Where are the sources of support?
How does society impact on our mental health?
What is the difference between criminal and civil law?
What types of courts do we have in the UK ?
How does the prison system work?
Retribution or rehabilitation?
What are extremism and radicalisation?
How do people become radicalised?
What is a democracy?
Where are my support networks?


What is a drug?
What is the classification system?
What are the effects of drug taking?
Is there risks associated with legal drugs?
Is alcohol the most dangerous drug?
How dangerous really is smoking?
Managing decisions - How do I say no? (TBC
What is a refugee?
What is life like in the camps?
Why is Lampedusa seen as the gateway to Europe?
What rights do refugees have? (TBC)
How does the media portray refugees?
What are my Options post KS3?
What should I consider when choosing my options?
What are my early aspirations?
What are my employment rights and responsibilities?
What are the potential career pathways?
Social influences - What are the pros and cons?
Social influences - What are the pull factors?
Social influences - What is gang culture?
Social Influences - What is county lines?
Sex and the Law
Sex and decisions - What do I need to consider?
What are sexually transmitted infections?
How is HIV different?
What is a GUM clinic?
Contraception - What are the pro's and cons?
How challenging is it being a teenage parent?
What is inappopriate sexual behaviour?
Does Pornography reflect reality?
What are the support networks for unhealthy relationships?


For more information on the curriculum beyond KS3 please refer to the Guided Choices and Sixth Form Brochures which can be found on the:

Curriculum Page