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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 PSHCE
Term 2Politics
Students will learn about the constitution and further their study of parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom. This will include the power of government, the role of citizens and parliament in holding those in power to account and the different roles of the executive, legislature, judiciary and a free press. Students will consider electoral systems further and look at those used within and beyond the UK as well as different forms of government (democratic and non-democratic). Local, regional and international governance will be considered alongside the UK's relationship with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world. We will study human rights and international law and the need for mutual respect and understanding with relation to diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Model United Nations   
Students will develop their understanding of democracy, the rule of law and the importance of liberties by taking part in a Model United Nations style project, through which they will be required to research the history of countries, discuss global issues and practise their public speaking and debating skills.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6Health 
Students will consider the characteristics of emotional and mental health and the causes, symptoms and treatments of some mental and emotional health disorders. They will learn about strategies for managing mental health and will focus on issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide. Sources of help and support will be explored including sexual health services.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6Finance
Students will learn to recognise and manage the influences on their financial decisions including managing risk, planning for expenditure, understanding debt and gambling in all its forms. They will begin to be a critical consumer of goods and services (including financial services) and recognise the wider impact of their purchasing choices. Students will learn about products and services and how public money is raised and spent. They will consider their consumer rights and how to seek redress then move onto discussing income and expenditure, credit and debt and savings and pensions.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Terms 1 and 2Relationships   
Students will learn about parenting skills and qualities and their central importance to family life. They will consider teenage pregnancy and the consequences of unintended pregnancy (in the context of learning about parenting skills). Students will understand how to recognise when a relationship is unhealthy or abusive (including the unacceptability) of both emotional and physical abuse or violence) and strategies to manage difficult relationships and access support. They will then move on to consider the meaning of 'harassment' and develop an awareness of exploitation, bullying and harassment in relationships. In the second term, students will review their understanding from KS3 of contraception and STIs and also consider the impact of pornography on attitudes and relationships.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 
Terms 3 and 4Religious Controversies   
Students will consider religious conflict, terrorism, Islamophobia and religion in the media. They will look at case studies such as the Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK. We will then move on to considering the impact of homophobia and racism, faith abuse and honour violence.
Assessment: N/aKey Words and Terms
 

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