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A Year

Health:

Healthy Eating – looking at what is meant by a healthy diet and the consequences of a poor diet.

Self-Esteem – examining the importance of a good self-esteem and teaching students’ strategies to help them to improve their self-esteem.

First Aid – teaching students essential First Aid skills such as how to assess a casualty, CPR and the recovery position.

Sexual Health – explaining the law on sex, types of contraception and the risks of unprotected sex.

Cancer – teaching students how to examine themselves to check for either breast or testicular cancer.

Careers

Politics – educating students about the political system in the UK including how to vote.

Curriculum in the workplace – to allow students to make links between their current subjects and future career paths.

Work Skills - describing the different ways enterprise skills can be put to use in different work environments

Business Enterprise Day – a day run by the Business Department examining business and marketing strategies.

Relationships

Human Rights – an examination of the status of human rights across the world.

Global Relations – to look at different forms of prejudice and discrimination across the world.

Types of Relationships – to understand the traits and impacts of healthy and unhealthy relationships.

The power of voice – to consider how to discuss our emotions in an effective manner.

Spot Bullying – to teach students strategies for dealing with both face-to-face and online bullying.

Personal Development

Social Media – outlining the positives and dangers of using social media.

Stress & Anxiety – examining the affect stress has on the mind and body and strategies for dealing with it.

Depression – to understand the symptoms, causes and strategies for dealing with depression.

Emotional Resilience – to help students to examine how to deal with every day challenging situations.

Drugs – to examine different types of drugs, their effects and the law on them.

Alcohol – understanding the short and long term effect of alcohol on the mind and body.

Scenarios Sessions - reflecting and applying key content and understanding from other sessions.

Families – examining different types of family units, their legal status and the impact of these relationships.

Respectful Relationships – to understand the meaning and importance of consent in relationships.

Dealing with conflict - to learn basic assertiveness skills, the difference between aggression, passive and assertive.

I Year

Health

Eating Disorders – to help students to understand the symptoms and types of eating disorders and what help is available for those that need it.

Resilience – to teach students strategies to help them to be more resilient.

Staying Safe – a look at a range of scenarios including but not limited to; how to stay safe online, unexpected pregnancy, underage sex.

Drugs and Alcohol – explain the difference between and types of legal and illegal drugs, their effects and the law.

Personal Hygiene – examining the short and long term effects of poor personal hygiene.

Careers

Work Shadowing – students will spend the day with an independently organised work experience with an organisation of their own choosing.

Career Planning – looking at the difference between apprenticeship and university education paths.

Finance – to show students how to budget and have a healthy financial lifestyle.

Politics – examining the different political parties and how the political system works.

Applications – to look at what makes a good applications letter.

Employment Skills – to allow students to reflect on their work shadowing and demands of the workplace.

Relationships

A variety of sessions on the core beliefs and practices of religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and the practices of Yoga and Meditation.

Respectful Relationships – examining the laws on sex and the importance using contraception.

Disability – exploring misconceptions and stereotypes associated with disabilities.


E Year

Health

Healthy Living – to help students understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Staying Calm – to provide students with coping strategies for staying calm in stressful situations, such as exam pressure.

Online Presence – to educate students on how to be safe online.

Personal Health – to inform students of the risks of STIs and where to get help in the case of an unexpected pregnancy.

Smoking – to understand the dangers of smoking.

Careers

Alongside these sessions, students will also have individual mock careers interviews with external volunteers.

Future Planning – to allow students to consider their post-16 options

Where am I now? – students to reflect on their College or Sixth Form taster days.

CV Writing - to look at what makes a good CV.

Uni/College talk – students will listen to a talk on either University or College education routes.

Applying to College or Sixth Form – to examine effective applications to College or Sixth Form.

Relationships

Philosophy and Ethics and Question Time – gives students the opportunity to reflect on different philosophical and ethical scenarios and pose questions to members of different religious faiths.

Body Image - examining the impact of harmful imagery on an individual’s own mental health, self-esteem and relationships with others.

Sexual Health – to discuss and understand issues relating to the laws surrounding sex and social media

Gender Stereotypes – examining issues associated with gender stereotyping.

Lower Sixth

Relationships

Sexual Health – to examine the law on sex and consent as well as the impact of healthy and unhealthy relationships and guidance on where to get help if needed.