KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 PSHCE
Term 1Media  
In this unit students will develop their awareness of the media and the influence if has on their lives. Students will focus on the role of news organisations and the importance of freedom of the press. Students will also look at TV, Soaps and advertising and the role they can play in shaping society.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Mental Health - Grief/Loss 
In this unit students will consider how we can deal with grief and loss through our lives. They will look at the stages of grief and will understand how best to support those who are suffering loss.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Modern Society   
In this unit students will develop their understanding of the complex problems currently facing the UK. Students will learn about the effects of ethnic diversity in modern Britain. They will also study the issues surrounding street crime, including guns and knife crime, riots and gangs.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4SRE: Sexual Consent 
In this unit students will consider the important issue of sexual consent. They will look at the law surrounding sexual consent and will consider how an individual’s wishes should be respected.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Prejudice and Discrimination   
In this unit students will learn to look at themselves and their place in society before looking at the many types of prejudice and discrimination they will encounter in society. Students will go on to look at racism, sexism, ageism and religious prejudice.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Study Skills 
In this unit students will be taught skills and strategies to help them with their independent study as they start their GCSE courses.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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