PSHE & Humanities
Personal, social and health education is quickly becoming an essential subject for students. The Government is set to make it a statutory subject in the coming years. Key stage 3 students have at least one timetabled lesson per week. Themes covered in PSHE are also covered in mentoring sessions and assemblies across the school year.
physical health, mental health, nutrition and hygiene
friendships, families, consent, sex education, contraception, teenage pregnancy
Living in the wider world
risk management, careers guidance, personal finance and budgeting
KS4 students also get the opportunity to study for two additional qualifications:
- Entry Level PSHE qualification
- Personal budgeting and finance certificate
It is an inter-disciplinary course which covers aspects of careers, health, personal safety, employment opportunities, applying for jobs and personal finance.
Humanities is a key subject area taught in most schools around the country. Humanities cover history, geography and religious education. Each term, we focus on a different subject (i.e. history in term 1, geography in term2 and so on) but elements of each topic are covered every term. Key stage 3 students have one timetabled lesson per week.
world wars, ancient history, the Victorians, the Tudors
physical and human, places of interest, coasts, continents, weather and natural disasters
religions of the world, religious festivals, philosophy and ethics
Whilst we do not currently offer GCSE qualifications in humanities, the work done in this subject feeds back into the mainstream secondary curriculum for those returning to school.