During Key Stage 4, pupils use the knowledge, skills and understanding that they have gained in earlier Key stages and their own experience to take new and more adult roles in the school and the wider community. They develop the self-awareness and confidence needed for adult life, further learning and work. They have opportunities to show they can take responsibility for their own learning and career choices by setting personal targets and planning to meet them. They develop their ability to weigh up alternative courses of action for health and well-being. They gain greater knowledge and understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues through increased moral reasoning, clarifying their opinions and attitudes in discussions with their peers and informed adults and considering the consequences of their decisions. They learn to understand and value relationships with a wide range of people and gain the knowledge and skills to seek advice about these and other personal issues. They learn to respect the views, needs and rights of people of all ages.
Modes of delivery
In Year 10, PSHE is delivered in two core modules covering one whole term (normally the summer term). The first module is a 7 x one hour block on Citizenship and the second is a 7 x one hour block on Relationships and Sex Education.
In Year 11, PSHE is delivered via the General Studies programme. This is divided into six modules each lasting 6 x one hours. The modules cover:
The Head of Careers is responsible for modules 1 & 2, the Head of PSHE for modules 3, 4 & 5 and the Head of RE for module 6.
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