We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding that will prepare them to play a full and active part in society. We want them to have a keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. We help them to develop the skills and knowledge that enable them to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. We want them to be prepared to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.
At Key Stage 3:
We aim to develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils are encouraged to use and apply their knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action.
At Key Stage 4:
We aim to build on the key stage 3 programme of study to deepen pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils are encouraged to develop their skills to be able to use a range of research strategies, weigh up evidence, make persuasive arguments and substantiate their conclusions. They are given opportunities to experience and evaluate different ways that citizens can act together to solve problems and contribute to society.
Content based on the Department for Education Programme of Study for Citizenship at KS3 & KS4 Crown copyright 2013, Reference: DFE-00190-2013
We aim to provide pupils with accurate and relevant knowledge and give them opportunities to turn this knowledge into personal understanding. We encourage them to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities whilst providing them with the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
We aim to prepare pupils for both their futures and their present day-to-day lives. They have the opportunity to recogniseand reflect on how learning is relevant to them and can be applied in their own lives. The programme of study is based on the three core themes of Health & Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World which covers Economic Wellbeing, Careers and the World of Work.
At Key Stage 3:
We aim to build on the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding that students have acquired and developed during the primary phase. This begins with an established programme of transition activities developed in partnership with our feeder primaries. We help pupils to recognise and face the challenges of adolescence and to deal wisely with their increasing independence. They are taught the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. We encourage them to manage diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media. We want them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.
At Key Stage 4:
We aim to offer opportunities for pupils to extend and rehearse the skills that they have learnt, further explore attitudes and values, and deepen the knowledge and understanding they have acquired during Key Stage 3. We acknowledge the fact that they are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others and appreciate that many of them may be gaining direct experience of issues taught through PSHE education.
Content included with permission of the PSHE Association copyright 2013 The full programme of study can be found at: PSHE Association Org