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Subject Overview

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has in various forms been part of the National Curriculum for schools in England since 2000. Some aspects, but not all, have been compulsory. PSHE is defined by the schools inspectorate Ofsted as a planned program to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. Its goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.


yr 7 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Understanding relationships between friends, family and local community.
Expressing our own views.
Showing tolerance and understanding (inc. looking at disability and religious tolerance)
Topic 4 Topic 5  
Changes to our bodies during puberty
The importance of good attendance and punctuality.
yr 8 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Healthy relationships with others and the dangers of social media.
Alcohol and drugs awareness.
The role of the police in caring for us.
Topic 4 Topic 5  
Looking after our bodies and looking after the world around us.
Careers opportunities now and careers of the future.
yr 9 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Safe sex and pregnancy
Drugs, alcohol and tobacco – the dangers
Personal appearance and its impact on others.
Topic 4 Topic 5 Topic 6
Healthy eating
Bereavement and loss
Our government
Topic 7
Preparing a CV


yr 10 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Team building
First Aid
Sexual health and mental health.
Topic 4 Topic 5 Topic 6
Boyfriends and girlfriends – developing good relationships
Managing our own money and cooking our own food
Drug abuse
yr 11 Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Preparing for exams.
Preparing for college and the world of work.
Managing your own finances.
Topic 4 Topic 5 Topic 6
Parenting skills.
Voting in elections.
Your health as a young adult


The P.H.S.E. Staff

Mr I Grant
Head of P.H.S.E.
Existing staff and outside specialists deliver the content.