PSHE/RE curriculum

PSHE/RE Curriculum

Religious Education (Year 7-8)

Contact: Mr P Jones – Faculty Lead for Humanities

Course Details:

Students will have one lesson of RE a week where they will get to explore two religions, Christianity and Islam. Within this students will approach the topics from a thematic stance linking how religious ideas can relate to their everyday lives. The emphasis of this subject is helping students to identify what they believe in, why other people may have different beliefs and how to be tolerant of these beliefs. Students are encouraged to discuss and debate matters of importance to them and others in a non-judgemental manner. The issues covered help prepare students with the knowledge and understanding of other peoples' beliefs and cultures so that they may strive in living in our multi-cultural society.

Skills Developed:

Students will have plenty of opportunity to develop key skills particularly in communication, research, independent thinking, interpretation and extended writing and the opportunity to justify their own views.

PSHE (Year 7-8)

Contact: Mr P Jones – Faculty Lead for Humanities

Course Details:

Topics studied as part of the course include:

  • Managing moving schools
  • Relationships
  • Elections
  • Fair trade
  • Sex Education
  • Personal Safety
  • Spending and Saving
  • Bullying
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Britain’s place in he world

Students are encouraged to discuss and debate matters of importance to them and others in a non-judgemental manner. The issues covered help prepare students with the knowledge and understanding of other peoples' beliefs and cultures so that they may strive in living in our multi-cultural society.

Assessment:

This is carried out through a combination of assessing students speaking and listening and also student’s ability to view situations from more than one point of view and support their opinion.

Skills Developed:

Students will have plenty of opportunity to develop key skills particularly in communication, research, independent thinking and interpretation.

Cultural Literacy Year 9-11

Contact: Mr P Jones – Faculty Lead for Humanities

Course Details:

Topics studied as part of the course include:

  • Democracy
  • Relationships
  • Medical Ethics
  • Careers
  • Sex Education
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Spiritualism
  • What does it mean to be British
  • Addiction

Students are encouraged to discuss and debate matters of importance to them and others in a non-judgemental manner. The issues covered help prepare students with the knowledge and understanding of other peoples' beliefs and cultures so that they may strive in living in our multi-cultural society. This subject combines Careers Education, PSHE, British Values, Religious Education and SMSC concepts.

Assessment:

This is carried out through a combination of assessing students speaking and listening and also student’s ability to view situations from more than one point of view and support their opinion.

Skills Developed:

Students will have plenty of opportunity to develop key skills particularly in communication, research, independent thinking, interpretation and analysis of text and the opportunity to justify their own views.

Beyond Year 11:

This course is good grounding for studying A-level Philosophy and Ethics. The skills developed by this subject are valued by employers and higher education. It fits in well with English, History, Sociology, Psychology and Music and is useful in careers in Law, the Armed Forces, Nursing, Journalism, Social Work, the Civil Service and Teaching.