PSHCE: Personal Social Health Citizenship Economic education.
Our vision statement: Helping you make informed choices!
We are the ‘rich soil in which seeds flourish and roots grow’. Therefore, our PSHCE curriculum at St Mary’s is designed so pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work after leaving school. It is designed to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, allowing all our students the chance to flourish and grow in all aspects of life. Our vision for PSHCE lessons are that they enable students to make informed life choices outside of the classroom when in their local communities.
Key Stage 3:
At Key Stage 3, PSHCE is taught to all students as a discreet subject for one lesson per week. We cover a broad and varied curriculum which enables students to develop a number of important life skills, including discussion, debate, tolerance, respect, compassion, literacy and emotional intelligence. The table below outlines the topics that are covered at Key Stage 3
|7||Study Skills, Resilience, SRE,
Positive relationships, Healthy Lifestyles, The Wider World
|8||Penn Resilience, SRE, Goals and Emotions
Discrimination and Prejudice, British Values, Economic Wellbeing
|9||Penn Resilience, Mental health, SRE, Healthy Relationships,
Health and Safety, Rights and Responsibilities, Careers and Finance
Due to the personal nature of PSHCE education it cannot be assessed in the same way as most other subjects and it would be inappropriate for assessment in PSHCE education to imply passing or failing ‘as a person’. The model of assessment we advocate is that at the end of each full terms programme of study students complete a fact based multiple choice assessment providing students the opportunity to showcase their learning for that term. Year 7 student’s complete 15 multiple choice questions, year 8 student’s complete 20 multiple choice questions and year 9 students complete 25 multiple choice questions. The scores are recorded by the individual class teacher and monitored by the PSHCE Lead. Students are not set homework for PSHCE but are encouraged to discuss their learning with adults at home.