Personal and Social Development

Head of Subject: Mrs K. Dunstall

 

Subject overview:

PSD prepares pupils for both their futures and their present day-to-day lives. They key skills developed and assessed in PSD are: the intrapersonal skills required for self-management, the interpersonal skills required for positive relationships in a wide variety of settings and the skills of enquiry.

 

Year 7:

Term 1:

  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles
  • Internet safety
  • First Aid

Term 2:

  • Smoking
  • Bullying
  • Alcohol

Term 3:

  • Growing up – puberty
  • Dealing with loss
  • Families

 

Year 8:

Term 1:

  • Careers Planning
  • Options – Key Stage 4
  • Sexting

Term 2:

  • Financial Capability – Managing money & saving and spending
  • Gender stereotyping
  • Difference and prejudice
  • Racism

Term 3:

  • Body Image
  • Self-Harm
  • Drugs

 

Year 9:

Term 1:

  • First Aid
  • Financial Capability – Income, risk and insurance

Term 2:

  • Alcohol
  • Careers Planning/research
  • Work Experience

Term 3:

  • Revision techniques
  • Sex and Relationships Education – Healthy relationships, Contraception, STIs, Pornography

 

Year 10:

Term 1:

  • Citizenship – Human Rights
  • Worcestershire Skills Central/Skills Manager – CV development

Term 2:

  • S.R.E. – Mental health, S.T.I.s, contraception, Abortion, Parenthood, Self-checking
  • Financial Capability - Income and expenditure, credit and debt, Insurance and loans

Term 3:

  • Revision techniques
  • Preparation for Work Experience

 

Year 11:

Term 1:

  • Careers Planning – Post-16 Pathways
  • CVs/applications, Interview skills

Term 2:

  • Citizenship: Government and Liberty
  • Financial Capability – how public money is raised and spent

Term 3:

  • Phase 1 revision
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