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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 PSHCE
Term 1Mental 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.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Term 4Risks 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.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 2 and 3RSE: 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.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 5 and 6Money Management   
In this unit students will learn real life skills such as budgeting, income and outgoings, and invaluable information such as how to read a payslip. They will learn about credit and debit, managing debt, and personal loans. They will also gain an understanding of public money and public services, as well as money laundering.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 

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