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Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form has a broad and comprehensive PHSE curriculum, Taught across five years, PHSE equips B.G.G.S students with the information and experiences that they need for success not just in their academic studies but in their day to day and future life as local, national and global citizens.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 7 PSHE

Term

Topic Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Transition

Getting to know new school.

Making new friends

Healthy choices

What are healthy choices?

Balanced diet

Exercise

Why is exercise important?

Anti-bullying

What are the different types of bullying?

What are the behaviours?

Cyber bullying

Online safety

How to stay safe on line?

Managing on line relationships

What are differences between on line and off line relationships?

 

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Spring

Careers

What are the career choices?

Challenging stereotypes in careers

What are stereotypes in careers?

Risks of alcohol

Risks of drugs

Understand the dangers of using drugs and alcohol.

Risks of smoking

Understand risks of smoking.

Managing puberty

What changes take place during puberty and how to manage puberty?

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Summer

Friendships

What are qualities of good/bad friends?

Family values

What makes a family and what are family values?

Developing Self esteem

Financial decisions

Saving and budgeting

How to save money and plan a budget?

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Assembly on PREVENT

Assembly on Anti bullying

Assembly about careers/aspirational speaker 

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Year 8 PSHE

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Road safety

What steps should be taken for road safety?

First aid

What is first aid?

Effects of substance abuse

Peer pressure

What is peer pressure and how to overcome it?

Discrimination

Racism

Online safety Presentation skills

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

 

Spring

Age discrimination

Disability discrimination

What are different types of discrimination?

How to tackle discrimination?

Managing loss

How to deal with loss and bereavement?

Body Image

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Summer

Careers in Finance

What are the different careers in finance sector?

Careers

What are other careers?

Research different careers

Presentation skills

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Extra-Curricular Activities

Assembly on PREVENT

Assembly on FGM

Assembly on child sexual exploitation

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Year 9 PSHE

Term

Topic/ Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Peer pressure

What are the effects of peer pressure and how do people get into gangs?

Gang crime

What are roles of people in gangs?

Diet and exercise

What are advantages of healthy eating and exercise?

Unhealthy coping strategies

Dangers of running away from home?

Why do people leave their homes?

What are the dangers with running away from home?

Law about sexting

What is sexting and what does the law say?

Homophobic bullying

What is homophobic and transphobic bullying?

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Spring

Understanding careers

What are different types of careers available?

What are different routes after GCSE?

Choosing GCSE Options

How to choose options?

Risks of drugs

Revision techniques for summer exams

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Summer

Different types of families

What makes a family?

Parenting skills

What are essential parenting skills?

Emotional health

Grief and bereavement

How to deal with grief and look after emotional health?

Enterprise project on finances

How to make money?

Presentation skills

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Extra-Curricular Activities

Assembly on PREVENT

Assembly on anti-bullying

Assembly on options

Assembly on FGM

Assembly on Criminal Child Exploitation 

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Year 10 PSHE

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Transition to KS4

What changes students need to make in KS4?

Why are GCSE important?

Tackling stigma attached to mental health

How does society view mental health issues?

Mental health and Ill health

How to look after own mental health?

Preparing for work experience

How to prepare for work experience?

Research skills

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Spring

Tackling relationships myths and expectations

What is a good relationship?

What are individual expectation from a relationship?

Managing romantic relationships expectations and challenges

Managing break ups

How to manage a romantic relationship and how to cope with break ups?

Exploring the influence of role models

Why is the role of role models in society?

Presentation skills

 

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Summer

Consent

Law about consent

Contraception

What are different methods of contraception?

The risks of STI

Sexting

What is sexting and what does the law say?

Causes of debt

Risks associated with gambling

What are the risks associated with gambling?

How does it affect individuals and families?

 

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Extra-Curricular Activities

Assembly on transition

Assembly on PREVENT

Assembly on aspirational role model

Assembly on FGM and FM

 

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Year 11 PSHE

Term

Topic   Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Self esteem

How to improve self-esteem and self-confidence?

Coping with stress

How can you cope with stress?

What are the strategies?

Revision techniques

How to revise for exams?

Careers

Skills for employment

Preparing for college admissions

Getting ready to apply for colleges.

 

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Spring

Personal values and assertive communication in relationships

What are good personal values?

How to be assertive in a relationship?

Domestic Violence

What are effects on families and individuals of domestic violence?

Forced marriage

What is the difference between arranged marriage and forced marriage?

Honour based violence

What is honour based violence and why does it happen?

Health and safety in independent context

Taking responsibility for healthy choices including enough sleep

Why is sleep important?

Community cohesion and human rights

What are basic human rights?

Questioning

Discussion

Work sheets

Quizzes

Summer

Summer exams and Revision

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Assembly on Revision skills

Assembly on PREVENT

Assembly on FGM/FM/HBV

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