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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 PSHCE
Term 1Healthy Relationships   
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. They will consider types of harassment and online sexual harassment. Students will also consider domestic violence and abuse, including forced marriage.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Term 2Relationships and Sex   
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.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Term 3Mental 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 4Life Balance 
Alongside the year 9 guided choices process, students consider their life goals, the importance of vocation and fulfilment and discuss how they might be able to find paid employment that is personally enriching and rewarding. They will also learn about the importance of a work-life balance and the inclusion of personal time and care in a healthy lifestyle.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5Modern Society   
Students will consider issues in modern society, such as crime and poverty, knife crime and the danger of gangs. They will also discuss the benefits and difficulties of living in a multi-cultural society, discussing the potential tensions between human rights, British law and cultural and religious expectations and practices. They will learn how to challenge stereotypes and discrimination when they witness or experience it in their daily lives.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6Equality   
This term students will explore ways in which the world might be considered to be unequal. They will learn about gender equality and global wealth inequality. They will look at building positive relationships, identifying unequal situations and views.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 

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