For Key Stages 3 and 4 PSHE and Citizenship students

Key Stage 3 and 4 Curriculum Topic areas: PSHE and Citizenship

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» The Feel Good Factor

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Teenagers and their place in society PSHE Planning

» Being a teenager

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Adolescence, puberty and personal hygiene, self image PSHE Planning

» Looking after yourself

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Exercise, dental hygiene, skin care in the sun, healthier, safer lifestyles PSHE Planning

» Knowing yourself: the right choice

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Education, skills and careers guidance PSHE Planning

» Selling yourself

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Filling in application forms and writing a CV PSHE Planning

» The world of work

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Employment and employment sectors, company organisation
PSHE Planning
Key Stage 3 Citizenship
  • the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.
Key Stage 4 Citizenship
  • income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent.

» Being part of our society

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Rights and responsibilities, voting, schools councils, youth parliaments, Parliament, legal and human rights
Key Stage 3 Citizenship
  • the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch
  • the operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties
  • the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom
  • the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals
  • the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities.
Key Stage 4 Citizenship
  • parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom, including the power of government, the role of citizens and Parliament in holding those in power to account, and the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary and a free press
  • the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond
  • other systems and forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the United Kingdom
  • the different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of his or her community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity.

» Business and the environment

Topic Curriculum subject content references
The use of natural resources, big business, fair trade, the environment and the global economy
Key Stage 3 Citizenship
  • the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.
Key Stage 4 Citizenship
  • local, regional and international governance and the United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world
  • human rights and international law.

» Being safe

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Health and safety, consumer protection law, product development and testing
Key Stage 3 Citizenship
  • the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.
Key Stage 4 Citizenship
  • human rights and international law
  • the legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems.

» The Feel Good Factor

Topic Curriculum subject content references
Teenage concerns PSHE Planning