KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 PSHCE
Term 1SRE: The Media and Relationships - Sexting, Sexuality and Pornography   
In this unit students will explore the way in which relationships and sex are presented in the media. Students will consider the harmful effect the media can have on relationships including unrealistic portrayals of relationships, pornography and ‘sexting’. Students will also explore sexuality and presentations of sexuality in the media.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Voting in the UK   
In this unit students will learn about political voting in the UK. They will explore different methods of voting and the history of voting in this country. They will understand why voting is the cornerstone of democracy.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Global Citizenship and Human Rights   
In this unit students will explore some of the main global issues including water scarcity, poverty, hunger and climate change. They will consider the causes and effects for each of these issues but also the actions that can be taken by various groups of people (children, adults and charities/organisations). Students will have an introduction to human rights in which they will explore the history of human rights, what human rights are, and the values which underpin these rights. Students will consider the need for balancing rights in certain circumstances.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Mental health  
In this unit students will look at the issue of mental health including depression, self-harm, eating disorders and anixety. They will understand why people might go through these issues and how mental health can be positively maintained throughout teenage years to prevent this.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Careers   
In this unit students will consider why their education is important, who is in their network, what roles there are in business, what skills and qualities they have, how they can develop a can do attitude and start to think about the career they might want in the future.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Body Image (some content taught in split gender classes) 
In this unit students will explore issues around body image. They will explore aspects of a positive, healthy body image. Students will look at media presentation of body image and consider how this might impact negatively on young people.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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