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Year 7 PSHE Provision

All students in Year 7 study one lesson a week of PSHE.  Below is an outline of the topics covered during the academic year.


Key Stage 3

(Year 7)




PSHE Programme of Study

Term 1

Living in the wider world

  • Careers
  • Debt/savings
  • Internet
  • Social media risks
  • Extra-curricular
  • Team work

Term 3


  • Eating and exercise
  • First aid
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Peer pressure
  • Puberty
  • Sex/healthy relationships
  • Mental health

Term 5

Creating Success

  • Mapping success
  • Qualities of success
  • Planning success
  • Comfort zones
  • Resilience and success
  • Positive mental attitude

Term 2

Fundamental British Values

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Mutual respect
  • Diversity
  • Racism
  • Multiculturalism

Term 4

Philosophy and Ethics

  • Moral Issues
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Cloning
  • Abortion
  • Euthanasia
  • Conscience

Term 6

Becoming a leader

  • Self-managed
  • Leading others
  • Teamwork for success
  • Applying team work
  • Becoming a leader
Key questions
  • What do you want to do when you grow up?
  • Which would you rather: debt or savings?
  • Am I all over the internet
  • Is it all about school?
  • Internet: truth of lies?
  • Is there no I in team?
  • What is Democracy?
  • Who shall I vote for?
  • How are laws made
  • Apart or together? The United Kingdom
  • Why is bullying not ok?
  • What is racism and discrimination?
  • Multiculturalism: threat or asset?
  • What are British values?
  • What are Human rights and laws?
  • What is it to be healthy?
  • How do you save a life?
  • How do we not get pressured by our peers?
  • Should we allow people to take drugs?
  • Should we ban alcohol?
  • What impact does puberty have?
  • What is a healthy relationship like?
  • Why is your mental health important?
  • Why do people have different views?
  • Should we use genetic engineering?
  • Should people live forever?
  • What are your views on abortion?
  • Should we help people to die?
  • How important is your conscious to your decision making?
  • How do people become successful?
  • Identify the qualities and values that will help you build a successful life
  • How to create a successful future?
  • How does trying new things increase your chances of success?
  • What is resilience?
  • What us positive mental attitude?
  • What qualities and characteristics do inspirational leaders have?
  • What motivates people?
  • How can you inspire others?
  • Why is teamwork important?
  • What skills will help you achieve success?
  • How do you become a leader?