PSHCE - Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education


We aim to provide a curriculum to prepare our students for life in modern Britain. This involves helping the students to acquire the knowledge and skills to manage their lives, stay safe and make the right choices, and thrive as individuals and members of society. In doing so, the learning opportunities in the programme of study should also support academic achievement by developing the skills of reflection, resilience, leadership, independence and collaboration.

Core Themes - The following themes underpin the curriculum in PSHCE:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Economic wellbeing
  • Citizenship


The values and attitudes identified in the programme of study for PSHCE are explored in a number of ways to provide and balanced and thorough delivery, which is responsive to issues that arise in the community, the country and the wider world, so the curriculum content is regularly reviewed. Curriculum delivery includes; school and house assemblies, tutorial activities, collapsed curriculum days (Year 8 Crime Day/ Year 7 Health and Fitness Day), charity and enterprise activities, involvement of outside agencies (St Johns ambulance, PMNW Trust, Police, Fire service.), programmes provided for pupils with specific needs (Anger- management, SRE for specific students off-site), subject delivery/links to specified aspects of the curriculum (e.g Science, SRS, Geography, History), and 'event' or themed weeks (Anti-bullying week).

What students will study:

Year Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
7 Managing transition and new surroundings. Relationship with self and others. Relationship with self and others. Personal Safety Personal Safety Elections and political parties
8 Spending and saving. Consumer rights and responsibilities. Bullying, stereotypes and diversity Healthy friendships and relationships. Drugs and substances Britain’s place in the World. Crime and punishment.
9 Human Rights. Future Options Debt, insurance, risk taking and personal life choices. Illicit substances: why do people use drugs? Enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle Preparing for GCSEs
10 Dealing with stress and depression. Body image Anti-social behaviour Careers Careers Personal Safety
11 Preparing for adult life. Careers The consequences of substance abuse and misuse. Leaving home. Exam preparation