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(Taught in a carousel with Ethics & Beliefs)

SLT Lead - Dr J Evans

Upper School

Exam Board: Not applicable as non-examined

Outline of Subject

Topics are introduced in an unbiased way and delivered so that it encourages a responsible informed attitude towards sexual activity, health and citizenship. The ideal outcome is for students to make their own decisions and the correct life choices without pressure or influence. Specialist staff and qualified outside speakers deliver these lessons to all students on a rotation basis.  In addition, we work closely with National Citizen Service (NCS) who deliver a session to our Year 11 students.

Course Content

Year Sex and Relationship Education Health Citizenship
10 & 11
  • Developing healthy relationships including LGBT
  • Abusive relationships/ domestic violence
  • Decision making & consent
  • Abortion
  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Underage & pregnant
  • Rape & rape culture
  • Sex including pornography
  • Being Healthy
  • Body image
  • Mental health
  • Cancer
  • Drugs – both legal and illegal
  • New psychoactive substances
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Meaning of citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Government & Public spending
  • Rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Judicial system & sentencing
  • Money
  • Gambling
  • Careers

Skill Development

Students are encouraged to develop skills such as debating, researching and discussion work so that they can make appropriate decisions.


PSHE is a non-examined course; however, students’ knowledge and understanding will be regularly assessed through classroom dialogue.

Additional Information

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from any Sex and Relationship Education lessons that fall outside of the Statutory National Curriculum.  Any concerns can be discussed with Dr Judith Evans.