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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 PSHCE
Term 1Criminal Justice System   
In this unit students will follow one fictional case the crime, to gathering evidence, to the court process and the appeal process. They will learn about the difficulties and reliability of evidence as well as the roles involved in the court process.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
Term 2Puberty  
Students will consider their own identities. They will develop an understanding of how puberty can change personal hygiene needs, and learn about the different products and methods that can help maintain good personal hygiene. They will develop an appreciation that feelings and emotions can change during puberty, and how to deal with this change. They will also learn about the changes that take place to the body during puberty. Students will learn about attraction and how to develop and maintain good relationship in a range of contexts.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
Term 3Self-esteem and Body Positivity  
Students will explore the concept of self-esteem and how a negative self-perception can impact on their lives. They will also discuss body image and how this can be influenced negatively by the media.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
Term 6Emotional Health and Wellbeing  
In this unit students will learn about emotional health and wellbeing. They will look at important issues such as stress, online safety and dealing with change, as well as the importance of sleep and the use of mindfulness in maintaining positive mental health.
Assessment: N/AKey Words and Terms
Terms 4 and 5Identity, Community and Diversity  
Students will start by considering what makes up their own identity, and how this is affected by the different communities they belong to. They will learn about different aspects of diversity, including ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and differences in personality and ideology. The unit finishes with a project in which students will plan a festival that celebrates community and diversity.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms