PSHCE — Year 9

 

PSHCE Overview

Term 1: Mental Health

Students will learn about the mental health spectrum, which shows emotional well-being as opposite to mental health issues and illness. They will learn how to look after their own mental health through the five ways to well-being and think about where grief sits on the spectrum as well as how to cope with periods of emotional distress in healthy ways.

Students will then look at how mental illness has been treated historically and about the importance of removing stigma so that it is easier to talk and seek help. They will also learn about depression, eating disorders and self-harm, including behaving in ways that puts oneself at risk.

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  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will be better equipped to recognise symptoms of mental healthy conditions, have the confidence to talk about their feelings and seek help.

Create a supportive community:

Students will learn how they can support others who have struggled with their mental health.

Term 2: Celebrating difference: Is being different to the majority a good thing?

This unit is centred around valuing difference and different points of view. We aim to tackle homophobia, transphobia and sexism, bullying, prejudice and stereotyping. Students will learn to identify positive and negative language and to recognise their own use of language.

Quiz and oracy based assessment.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

The individual takes a journey of reflection in this unit where they are encouraged to recognise their use of positive and negative language. They will explore issues of stereotyping and bullying, and how this can impact on lives both in school and beyond.

Create a supportive community:

By celebrating differences we are encouraging a supportive learning community of young people who will create an open minded and supportive community in their lives beyond school.

Term 3: Careers and GCSE Options

In this unit students will learn about how their GCSE options can be linked to different career pathways. They will also be given additional support to help them make the right GCSE option choices for them.

Quiz and oracy based assessment.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will be supported and guided through a big decision making process that will have a big impact on them going forward in their studies.

Create a supportive community:

Students will be making big decisions this year and they will be encouraged to help and support each other make the right decisions.

Term 6: Risks and Staying Safe

In this unit students will consider a range of risks that they may come into contact with in their lives such as anti social behaviour, binge drinking, gambling and online gambling, tattoo and homelessness.

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  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will look at consequences of a range of issues and be better equipped to make safe and healthy decisions.

Create a supportive community:

Students will be better equipped to support each other in making safe and healthy decisions.

Terms 4 and 5: RSE: Relationships and Sex Education Including FGM

Students will consider the qualities and behaviours that they should expect and exhibit in a wide variety of positive relationships (including teams, class, friendships). They will explore what makes an unhealthy relationship and will think about the importance of trust, mutual respect and honesty.

Students explore issues around sex, including readiness for sex and the benefits of delaying sexual activity; about the importance of consent, the law surrounding sexual consent, about contraception and the risks around unprotected sex, including STIs.

They will also analyse how sex and sexual relationships are portrayed in the media and how this might impact on their own attitudes towards sex.

They will consider types of harassment and online sexual harassment.

Students will also consider domestic violence and abuse, including forced marriage, as well as FGM.

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  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will reflect on their own feelings and beliefs about readiness for sex and be more critical about media messages presented to them.

Create a supportive community:

Students will discuss different attitudes towards sex and relationships, including religious views, which will help foster understanding of others.

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  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community: