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Values

Subject Overview

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” (Charles R. Swindall)

 

A high-quality Values education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives and the curriculum can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

 

Year 7

In year 7 students will cover a range of topics which will help them become well respected citizens within the community. They will be more confident in regards to what happens in the world around them and be able to understand how the world can be diverse and the problems that could potentially arise. Students will also understand how important it is to lead a healthy lifestyle. Students will develop their maturity on the topic of sex education so they have a better understanding of the changes that their bodies are going through.  Throughout the curriculum students will develop their literacy skills and oracy skills through extended writing and contributing to debates.  The yearly overview is below;

 Term 1- Introduction to citizenship          

Term 2- Diversity and multiculturism      

Term 3-Human rights     

Term 4- Relationships and sex education

Term 5- Health and wellbeing    

Term 6- Healthy Mind

 

Year 8

In year 8 students will cover a range of topics which will help raise awareness of serious on goings that occur within today’s society. They will be more confident in regards to what happens in the world around them and be able to understand the consequences of their own or others actions in specific situations. It will also help students to make the correct decisions in life to help them stay safe and lead a positive lifestyle. Students will gain knowledge of what makes a healthy and unhealthy relationship and further explore the changes their bodies are going through.  Throughout the curriculum students will develop their literacy skills and oracy skills through extended writing and contributing to debates. The yearly overview is below;

Term 1- The law and you              

Term 2- Relationships

Term 3-Extremism          

Term 4-Relationships and sex education

Term 5- Nutrition            

Term 6- Media and society

 

Year 9

In year 9 Students will cover a range of topics which will help raise awareness of specific topics which will become a part of their life as they begin to become young adults. Students will develop an understanding of the terms LGBT and understand how to show tolerance and respect. Students will have a greater understanding of why crimes are occurring and what the consequences account to.  The real intent is to help them become confident on making the correct decisions and leading a healthy and respectful lifestyle to give them the opportunity to be successful in society.  Throughout the curriculum students will develop their literacy skills and oracy skills through extended writing and contributing to debates.

 Term 1- LGBT    

Term 2- Social media     

Term 3- Health and wellbeing    

Term 4- Crime  

Term 5-Prejudice and discrimination       

Term 6- Lifestyle choices