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Welcome to the PD & Citizenship Department at York High School!


Personal Development and Community and Life Subject staff

PCR, SRO, HHA, PKE, FDE, PED, VTU, CAL, SHA, ECA, VBE, JBU, RSA, MPA, CGA, BME

JWA – Subject Leader j.walker@yorkhighschool.co.uk


KS3 Overview

The programme of study includes three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World.  This ensures that pupils gain the knowledge, skills and the understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives to become informed, active and positive members of a diverse multicultural society. Pupils will take part in a wide range of activities and experiences contributing to the life of the school and the local community.


Key Skills

We aim to educate pupils by developing the skills of

  • living together;
  • working together;
  • having an aim in life;
  • good self-esteem;
  • respect for self and others (including Anti-bullying and Cyber Bullying issues);
  • respect for property;
  • keeping healthy;
  • keeping safe (including internet safety);
  • sociability;
  • confidence;
  • Development of opinions, in a safe environment.
  • discussion skills;

An understanding that ‘rights’ also imply ‘duties’.


KS3 Topics

Sex & Relationship Education

  • Rules & Puberty
  • PANTS Rule
  • Peer Pressure
  • Internet safety
  • Sexting
  • Grooming
  • Pregnancy & Periods
  • Contraception
  • STI’s
  • Sexting & Internet Safety
  • Teenage Parenthood
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Contraception
  • Families
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Raising a child

Health & Wellbeing

  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Healthy Living
  • Consequences
  • Dangers of Cigarettes & Alcohol
  • Anger Management
  • Mental Health
  • Promoting emotional wellbeing
  • Resilience

Living in a wilder world

  • Introduction to Careers & Raising Aspirations
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Tackling Age & Disability discrimination
  • Tackling Homophobia, transphobia & sexism

Careers

  • Career Planning
  • START Profile
  • Aspirations
  • Employability
  • CV Skills
  • Entrepreneur
  • Goal & Target setting

KS4 Overview

The programme of study continues on from KS3 with a deeper and detailed look into the three core themes, Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World.

So that pupils can gain knowledge, skills and an understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives to become informed, active and positive members of a diverse multicultural society. Pupils will take part in a wide range of activities and experiences contributing to the life of the school, the local community.

In Year 11, pupils will gain a deeper understanding of what effort, revision and resilience looks like in relation to examinations. There is also a real focus on ensuring pupils get the correct support for post-16 options.