PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. Pupils at Smith’s Wood have an hour of PSHE each week in Years 7-13. PSHE makes up part of the Humanities Faculty and is present in the Thematic Curriculum also for Year 7 and 8. The aim of PSHE education is to enable pupils to make responsible, informed choices as young adults and when they leave school.
Within PSHE, pupils take part in lessons which cover a variety of important issues and topics. Within Key Stage 3 students will study the following topics:
- Risk and Danger
- Anti-Bullying and Friendship
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Alcohol, Smoking and Drug Education
- Relationships and Sex Education
- Personal Safety
- Careers Education
- Mental Health
- Financial Education
PSHE at Key Stage 5 will take part in some exciting changes from September 2012! Sixth Form students will undertake one of the following qualifications within their PSHE lessons, either the Extended Project at Level 3 or the ASDAN course at Level 3.
PSHE is a subject in which young people are required to look at other’s opinions, be creative, work as part of a team and get involved!
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