Personal Development

Overview for Year 8:

The Personal Development curriculum is committed to guiding our young people to be well- rounded individuals who are equipped with the knowledge, resilience and skills to face the challenges of life with as much confidence and independence as possible.


During Personal Development lessons, two curriculum subjects are covered simultaneously:

  • Citizenship Education – which aims to enable young people to make their own decisions and take responsibility for their own lives and the communities in which they live.
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) – which helps young people to explore the Personal, Social, Health and Economic aspects of life.


Units of Work Covered in Year 8:

Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Making a Difference: Active Citizenship

  • What is a Citizen?
  • Local, National and Global Citizenship
  • Taking Part in your Local Community

 

 

Rights and Responsibilities

  • Human Rights
  • Balancing Rights and Responsibilities
  • Freedom of speech

Drugs Education

  • Types of Drugs
  • Caffeine and Energy Drinks
  • New Psychoactive Substances
  • Smoking
  • Binge Drinking

Looking after yourself:

  • Puberty
  • Healthy Eating

Rights and Responsibilities in the workplace

  • Equal Opportunities
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace


What parents can do to help:

Discuss the topics above with your children and encourage wider reading to keep students up to date with current affairs in their local community and the wider world.

Overview for Year 9:

The Personal Development curriculum is committed to guiding our young people to be well- rounded individuals who are equipped with the knowledge, resilience and skills to face the challenges of life with as much confidence and independence as possible.

During Personal Development lessons, two curriculum subjects are covered simultaneously:

  • Citizenship Education – which aims to enable young people to make their own decisions and take responsibility for their own lives and the communities in which they live.
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) – which helps young people to explore the Personal, Social, Health and Economic aspects of life.


Units of Work Covered in Year 9:

Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Relationships:

  • Respect
  • Building Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Coping Strategies

 

 

Careers Education

  • Skills and Qualities
  • Personal Career Planning
  • Careers Research using Kudos

Sex & Relationships Education

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Human Immunodeficiency virus

Money & Me:

  • How does money make us feel?
  • Where does money come from?
  • Borrowing
  • Safer Lending and Borrowing

Sex & Relationships Education

  • What is sex?
  • Sexuality
  • Contraception

Politics

  • Democracy & Dictatorship
  • How are laws made?
  • Voting

 

 
What parents can do to help:

Discuss the topics above with your children and encourage wider reading to keep students up to date with current affairs in their local community and the wider world.