PSHCE - Year 9

PSHCE Overview

Term 1: Finance and employabiltiy

In this unit students will be encouraged to refine their aspirations for future career choice, to relate this to their own skills and strengths and to explore the different broad types of work role. Peronal finance is discussed in terms of how to use bank accounts and cards safely and effectively.

  1. Self-assessment.
Employability

The skills and abilities that allow you to be employed.

Employment skills

The transferable skills needed by an individual to make them 'employable.'

Credit cards

A small plastic card issued by a bank, building society, etc., allowing the holder to purchase goods or services on credit.

Debit card

A card allowing the holder to transfer money electronically from their bank account when making a purchase.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
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Term 2: Future plans

Students will begin to solidify a plan of action for the next few years ahead. In this unit options for year 10 will be discussed, students will consider how options can support different pathways of learning and careers. Current affairs will be taught and students will debate how the world around them may have an impact on future choices.

  1. Self-assessment.
Options

One thing that can be chosen from a set of possibilities, or the freedom to make a choice.

Goals

An aim or purpose.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
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Term 3: Rights and responsibilities

Students will examine the rights and responsibilities that human beings have, comparing different societies across the globe.

  1. Self-assessment.
Human Rights

The basic rights that it is generally considered all people should have, such as justice and the freedom to say what you think.

Consumer Rights

A body of laws that pertains to things the producers of goods must do to protect customers from harm.

Responsibility

Something that it is your job or duty to deal with.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
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Term 4: Wellbeing in Lockdown

In this term, students will be tackling a range of topics focused on common topics a students will be faced with during lockdown. Students will be taught coping strategies to better support their health and wellbeing in lockdown.

  1. Self-assessment.
Mental health

The condition of someone's mind and whether or not they are suffering from any mental illness.

Social media

Websites and computer programs that allow people to communicate and share information on the internet using a computer or mobile phone.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
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Term 5: RSE - Recognising and assessing risk

In this unit students will investigate areas such as safe sex and contraception, sexually transmitted infections and consent. There will also be some recapping of previous areas from year 7 and 8 of anything that would put a student at risk.

  1. Self-assessment.
Consent

To agree to do something, or to allow someone to do something.

Relationships

The way in which two or more people feel and behave towards each other.

Contraception

The use of any of various methods intended to prevent a woman becoming pregnant.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
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Term 6: Modern Society

In this unit students will develop their understanding of the complex problems currently facing the UK. The effects of alcohol, drugs and social media will be discussed.

  1. Self-assessment.
Alcohol

A liquid that can make you drunk, also used as a solvent and in fuel and medicines.

Drugs

Any natural or artificially made chemical that is used as a medicine.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community: