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PSHE

Students studying PSHE at The Beaconsfield School will be enthusiastic and motivated to develop and improve their personal and social skills, as well as helping them to understand themselves better and to communicate effectively in a range of personal, social and educational situations.

Students will develop and hone skills in teamwork, characterisation, communication and analysis.

Key Stage 3

Summary of Curriculum

This programme of study is based on the Key Steps course run by ASDAN. Students will complete 9 modules:

  • Identity
  • Community
  • Health
  • Citizenship
  • Environment
  • Personal Finance
  • Enterprise
  • Values and
  • International

These challenging modules will provide an excellent opportunity for students to develop the skills of:

Teamwork

Learning

Coping with Problems

Use of IT

Use of English and

Use of Maths

These modules will deliver a range of topics which relate to life skills and personal, social development. The programme gives students the opportunity to put what they learn into practice in a variety of contexts in which they find themselves in modern UK society.

This means:

  • They will explore and develop knowledge and understanding of a range of career and study choices.
  • They will learn transferable skills such as creativity, self-confidence, communication, evaluation and teamwork.
  • They will be encouraged and have the ability to apply the skills they learn to other subjects at school.
  • They will be helped to prepare for the world of work and post 16 education through their own personal development of the skills and knowledge which will allow them to experience personal success on their developmental journey.
  • They will be encouraged to start on a lifelong learning journey through gaining an understanding of having a healthy lifestyle, being able to manage money, confidentially deploying digital online skills, and having a knowledge and understanding of presentation skills and career planning techniques.

Key Stage 4

Summary of Curriculum

This programme of study is based on the PSHE Short Course run by ASDAN. Students will complete 11 modules:

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Keeping Safe and Healthy
  • Social media
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco and Drugs
  • Sexual health
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Families and Parenting
  • Financial choices
  • Careers and your future
  • Living in Modern Britain

This course that enables Key Stage 4 students to develop the transferable skills of Leadership, Teamwork, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication. With flexible delivery methods and curriculum content, the programme is ideally suited to meet the needs and interests of young people by building confidence, self-esteem and core employability skills to prepare them for life beyond Year 11.

The programme enables students to:

  • build their self-esteem and become confident young adults, equipping them for the working world.
  • develop their skills in teamwork, communication and analysis.
  • improve their personal and social skills, as well helping them to understand themselves better, to manage their money and to communicate effectively in a range of personal, social and educational situations.
  • This also helps them to be aware of safeguarding issues to better protect themselves and gain the skills to manage potentially difficult situations.
  • This programme also gives students the opportunity to put what they learn into practice in a variety of contexts.

Key Stage 5

Summary of Curriculum

Whilst the statutory requirements do not apply to sixth form colleges, 16-19 academies or Further Education (FE) colleges, although schools are encouraged to support students by offering these subjects.

At The Beaconsfield School, our Sixth Form PSHE curriculum consolidates and builds on the topics they have covered during Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

We focus on:

  • Healthy relationships,
  • physical and mental health and
  • living in the wider world.

In addition, students work on their Post-18 options including UCAS applications and Apprenticeships and take part in careers related learning where they can learn about a range of careers and opportunities, engage in work experience and develop their CV and interview skills.