In KS3 students are given Personal, Health, Social and Economic Education lessons where a variety of topics are covered such as maturity, friendship and relationships, health (physical, emotional and sexual), politics and personal finance.
PHSEE and Citizenship is delivered through a series of enrichment activities, tutorial sessions and also across the curriculum, particular in Religion, Ethics and Philosophy lessons. Students are expected to make progress in the following aspects:
becoming informed citizens
developing skills of enquiry and communication
developing skills of participation and responsible action
Sex and Relationships Education
Careers guidance (including work experience)
Students will build on their understandings from Key Stage 3 to learn about:
The legal and human rights and responsibilities underpinning society and how they relate to citizens, including the role and operation of the criminal and civil justice systems.
The origins and implications of the diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK and the need for mutual respect and understanding.
The work of parliament, the government and the courts in making and shaping the law.
The importance of playing an active part in democratic and electoral processes.
How the economy functions, including the role of business and financial services.
The opportunities for individuals and voluntary groups to bring about social change locally, nationally, in Europe and internationally.
The importance of a free press, and the media’s role in society, including the internet, in providing information and affecting opinion.
The rights and responsibilities of consumers, employers and employees.
The UK’s relations with the Commonwealth and the United Nations.
The wider issues and challenges of global interdependence and responsibility.
The dangers of radicalisation and violent extremism.