Key Stage 4

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 are helped to 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 Years 10 and 11, PSHE is delivered via timetabled lessons.  Students have one lesson per fortnight in Year 10 and two per fortnight in Year 11.

In Year 10, students are taught four core modules covering Citizenship (Political Awareness); Work Experience preparation; Dealing with Stress; Relationship and Sex Education.

In Year 11, the PSHE programme is divided into six modules each lasting five hours. The modules cover:

  • Careers - including CV production, letter of application and interview technique
  • Financial Capability
  • Relationships & Sex Education
  • Drugs Education
  • Study Skills
  • Religious Education

PSHE topics are also covered in form time, supporting our 'Themes of the Week'.