The PD department aims to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. We tailor the PD curriculum to reflect the needs of our students, and we equip them with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. PD supports and complements other areas of the curriculum and allows students the opportunity to develop strong inter-personal skills.
In PD we aim for students to:
- Have a sense of purpose
- Value self and others
- Form relationships
- Make and act on informed decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Work with others
- Respond to challenge
- Be an active partner in their own learning.
- Be active citizens within the local community
- Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- Become healthy and fulfilled individuals
Year 7 Course Content
Autumn 1 – Making a Difference – Citizenship.
Autumn 2 – Keeping Safe and Healthy – Road and Rail Safety, Health and Hygiene.
Spring 1 – Relationships – Friends and Bullies.
Spring 2 – The Wider World – Animal Rights.
Summer 1 – Work Related Learning – Jobs and Careers.
Summer 2 – Keeping Safe and Healthy – Water, sun and internet safety.
Year 8 Course Content
Autumn 1 – Participating in Democracy – Citizenship.
Autumn 2 - Sex Education – understanding puberty.
Spring 1 - Identity and Community – Britishness, migration and discrimination.
Spring 2 - Global Issues – International Organisations and slavery.
Summer 1 - Personal Finance – Budgets, income and outgoings.
Summer 2 - Work Related Learning – The Real Game, an IT based interactive scenario of the working world.
Year 9 Course Content
Autumn 1 – Different identities and discrimination covering body image, disability, mental health, gender, racism and homophobia.
Autumn 2 – Work Related learning – the options pathways. What qualifications are there? Investigating different careers and the world of work.
Spring 1 – Sex Education
Spring 2 – Keeping Safe and Healthy – Drugs including smoking, alcohol and illegal drug taking. Reasons, consequences and support to quit.
Summer 1 - Personal Finance – Saving, spending and debt.
Summer 2 – Citizenship – how do countries work?Politics, finance, laws, taxation, and National identity. What are British Values?