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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship KS3

 

What is the subject?
The Personal development programme is to help our students make the most of themselves and their opportunities. It helps them to recognise the units between living, learning and earning and builds their self-help, key skills and other employability skills. This course will also encourage the students to become ‘active’ citizens.

 

Curriculum

The Year 7 programme helps students to:

• Settle into college.
• Understand their identity; what they have achieved, how they are changing, how they feel about the progress they are making and their future.
• Know their rights and responsibilities.
• Become a good citizen and understand global issues.
• Understand how the media and celebrities influence us.
• Identify problems with relationships.
• Develop personal wellbeing.
• Manage economic wellbeing.

The year 8 programme helps students to:

• Know their rights and responsibilities.
• Become a good citizen based on the principals of British values.
• Understand political issues including extremism and radicalisation.
• Understand how the media and celebrities influence us.
• Identify problems with relationships.
• Develop personal wellbeing including physical and mental health.
• Manage economic wellbeing.
• Prepare for the GCSE options process

The Year 9 programme builds on previous year’s knowledge and helps students to:

• Know their rights and responsibilities.
• Become a good citizen based on the principals of British values.
• Understand political issues including extremism and radicalisation.
• Understand how the media and celebrities influence us.
• Identify problems with relationships.
• Develop personal wellbeing including physical and mental health.
• Manage economic wellbeing.
• Prepare for the GCSE options process.

There are six strands to the PSHCE curriculum:

• Identity, Society & Equality
• Health, Emotional Health and Wellbeing
• Financial Capability
• Work Related Learning, Enterprise and Careers Education
• Sex & Relationship Education (SRE)
• Drug Education

Year 9 students have a fifty minute lesson every week.

Careers Education

During Year 9 students will have the opportunity to discuss the various options open to them post-16 with staff and speakers from colleges and the business community. Students will develop their own career plan which will help them decide which subjects to study at GCSE.

Homework

Homework is set forth nightly. Students may be asked to continue with project work, research a topic or complete class work.