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PSHE education helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

From making responsible decisions about social interaction to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

Students agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons. We are committed to delivering high quality lessons allowing students to be equipped with making sensible decisions now and for the future. Our vision is embedded within the curriculum.

Empowering students to achieve academic excellence through

aspiration and innovation. 

The statutory guidance covers three core themes which there: 


These three themes are highlighted across the four year curriculum plan demonstrating how they cover the content across Year 7 – 10. The curriculum is planned to ensure that all students are able to access the topics being delivered.  There are a variety of ways the content is accessed through pair, group and class discussions. We also have a variety of activities to allow us to support different learning styles. Our resources used to deliver the content are supported by PSHE Association, PSHE Jigsaw, Brook, Barclays LifeSkills, BeReady and a variety of trusted organisations and websites.  

Key Stage 3:

 Year 7 curriculum content:

  • Transition to secondary school
  • Introduction to careers and aspirations
  • Forming positive relationships 
  • Diversity, discrimination, tolerance and kindness
  • Puberty
  • FGM
  • Impact of physical and mental health – smoking
  • Bullying and cyberbullying 
  • Attitudes to mental health
  • Strategies to support wellbeing
  • Attitudes to money and financial habits - money personalities  

Year 8 curriculum content:

  • Exploring personal strengths for employment 
  • Basic life support
  • Healthy behaviours and relationships  
  • Sexual identity and gender stereotypes
  • Social media and digital literacy
  • Body image in the digital world
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Promoting emotional wellbeing

Year 9 curriculum content:

  • The journey to your career
  • Different types of relationship 
  • Consent
  • Sex and the law
  • Contraception
  • STIs
  • Sexual exploitation – CSE
  • Youth produced sexual imagery (sexting)
  • Unhealthy coping strategies
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Sex and the media including pornography


This is a non-GCSE subject. The assessment completed in the classroom reflects the depth of learning from the topics being delivered. This also helps to consolidate the learning in each topic. 

Key Stage 4:

 Year 10 curriculum content: 

  • Recognising skills for success in the workplace
  • Writing a successful CV
  • Relationships
  • Relationships and equality
  • Pregnancy choices
  • Roles and responsibilities of parents
  • Online presence 
  • How to manage impulses and influences to gamble
  • New challenges 
  • Reforming negative thinking
  • Post Key Stage 4 options 


This is a non-GCSE subject. The assessment completed in the classroom reflects the depth of learning from the topics being delivered. This also helps to consolidate the learning in each topic.


  • Diversity Group – this is a group run by Mrs Paul to promote diversity across the school.
  • 16x16 programme- complete 16 activities that will help prepare for post 16 and career aspirations. 
  • Year 10 Wadham College – 5 successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with Wadham College to understand more about higher education. 
  • Year 10 Work Experience – gain a one-week work experience placement 
  • NCS – workshops and visits to learn more about NCS and sign up in Year 11 to complete over the summer holiday.
  • Year 10 mock interviews with employers
  • Employer engagement activities 

Key Skills you will learn:

This subject provides opportunity to develop soft skills that are essential for career development:

  • Communication
  • Self-motivation
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Teamwork      
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Time management                   
  • Flexibility
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict resolution

Next Steps:


Potential subjects to study further: 

  • Politics A Level 
  • Psychology A Level
  • Religious Studies A Level
  • Sociology A Level
  • Travel and tourism Level 3 Diploma/Certificate 


This subject can supports further learning opportunities in: 

  • Politics
  • Social worker
  • Human resources department


Head of Department; Mrs J Shah - jshah@qesluton.co.uk