PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Studies

PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Studies.

At Stowmarket High School our PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Studies curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students at the school and within the wider society.  It aims to prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Within the subject students are taught how to keep themselves healthy and safe, and the subject prepares them for life and work in modern Britain.  At Stowmarket High School we believe that our society is becoming more diverse.  We need to become a more tolerant society which understands the different religious communities; this subject gives all students an opportunity to become more rounded citizens.  It provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage with contentious issues, developing an awareness of social justice, democracy, government and how laws are made. It allows students to develop a social, moral, political and philosophical awareness.

This subject prepares students to take their place in society as responsible citizens.

KS3

In Years 7 and 8, students receive 2 lessons of PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Studies a fortnight. 

Year Group

Unit

Term

7

 

Know Yourself

Autumn

Pursuit of happiness – Covering divorce, separation and relationships

Autumn

Health – Including Nutrition, Sex and Relationship Education & Drugs

Spring

Careers

Spring

Beliefs in Society

Summer

Eco Schools

Summer

8

Bend it like Beckham

Looking at British values, multi-cultural diversity, RE,

Autumn

Human Rights

Autumn

Health Including Nutrition, Sex and Relationship Education & Drugs

Spring

Careers

Spring

Beliefs in Society

Summer

Freedom Writers – Including valuing our identity, cultural diversity, democracy

Summer

KS4

In Years 9, 10 and 11, students receive 1 lesson of PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Studies a fortnight. 

Year Group

Unit

Term

9

 

Moral Issues

Autumn

Democracy v Dictatorships

Autumn

Health – Including Sex and Relationship Education & Drugs

Spring

Careers

Spring

Beliefs in Society

Summer

Active Citizenship

Summer

10

Culture & Diversity

Autumn

Beliefs in Society

Autumn

Health - Including Nutrition, Sex and Relationship Education & Drugs

Spring

Careers

Spring / Summer

Crime and Punishment

Summer

       11

Beliefs in Society

Autumn

Careers / My Future

Autumn / Spring

Health - Including Nutrition, Sex and Relationship Education & Drugs

Spring

My Mind

Summer

 

Sex and relationship education (SRE) is compulsory from age 11 onwards. It involves teaching children about reproduction, sexuality and sexual health. It doesn’t promote early sexual activity or any particular sexual orientation.

Some parts of sex and relationship education are compulsory - these are part of the national curriculum for science. Parents can withdraw their children from all other parts of sex and relationship education if they want.  If you wish to withdraw your child please contact either Mrs Farrow (Assistant Headteacher) or Mrs Dickings (Subject Coordinator). 

SRE Parent Letter