Guidance


Curriculum Information for Guidance

Staff

Role

Matthew Williams

Head of Guidance

Tamsin Bartlett

Teacher

Gill Hamilton

Teacher

Paul Clark

Teacher

Emily Nevinson

Teacher

Heather Buck

Teacher

Julie Green

Teacher

Key Stage 3 and 4

All pupils study RE and Citizenship in a combined program. Green denote Citizenship topics which have been designed and developed to support to broad National Curriculum Knowledge and Skills curriculum. RE denoted in red developed in line with the Lancashire Locally Agreed Syllabus.

At KS4 there is additional topics on Careers and  PSHE.  

Year Group

Half term 1

Half term 2

Half term 3

Half term 4

Half term 5

Half term 6

Year 7

The Island

Christmas

The Diverse Nature of Society- Identity and diversity

Children and the Law

Jewish life

Charity and voluntary organisations

Year 8

Fair-trade

Hindu gods

Parliament

Easter

Democracy- why should we vote and why we don’t 

Religion in  the media

Year 9

Morality of war

RE

GCSE Unit

Sociology

GCSE Unit

Paranormal

The Media

Crime and punishment-knife crime

Year 10

Matters of life

Human Rights

Drugs and the law

Careers

Crime and punishment

Careers

Year 11

Drug use

Careers

Matters of death

Democracy & Dictatorships

Summer and sexual health 

 

Key Stage 3

Teaching should develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils should use and apply their knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action.

Pupils should be taught about:

  • 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
  • the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.

Key Stage 4

Teaching should build on the key stage 3 programme of study to deepen pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils should develop their skills to be able to use a range of research strategies, weigh up evidence, make persuasive arguments and substantiate their conclusions. They should experience and evaluate different ways that citizens can act together to solve problems and contribute to society.

Pupils should be taught about:

  • 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
  • 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
  • the legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems
  • diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding
  • 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
  • income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent.

SMSC

At KS3 pupil study a programme incorporating Learning to Learn and PSHE. The PSHE is in line with the Non-Statutory Guidance form the DFE.

Year Group

Half term 1

Half term 2

Half term 3

Half term 4

Half term 5

Half term 6

Year 7

L2L

Puberty

L2L

Confidence and self esteem

L2L

Drugs, Law and Anti-social behaviour (summer holidays)

Year 8

L2L

Healthy relationships

L2L

Sexuality

L2L

Alcohol and Drugs

Year 9

L2L

Contraception

L2L

Smoking

L2L

STIs

At secondary school level, sex and relationship education should prepare young people for an adult life in which they can:

  • develop positive values and a moral framework that will guide their decisions, judgements and behaviour;
  • be aware of their sexuality and understand human sexuality;
  • understand the arguments for delaying sexual activity;
  • understand the reasons for having protected sex;
  • understand the consequences of their actions and behave responsibly within sexual and pastoral relationships;
  • have the confidence and self-esteem to value themselves and others and respect for individual conscience and the skills to judge what kind of relationships they want;
  • communicate effectively;
  • have sufficient information and skills to protect themselves and, where they have one, their partner from unintended/unwanted conceptions, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV;
  • avoid being exploited or exploiting others;
  • avoid being pressured into unwanted or unprotected sex;
  • access confidential sexual health advice, support and if necessary treatment; and
  • know how the law applies to sexual relationships.

Key Stage 5

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

12 Law AS AQA

English Legal System

Sources of Law

Offences Against the Person

Contract Law

13 Law A2 AQA

Criminal Law

Murder and Manslaughter

Law and Morality

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/law/a-level/law-2160

 

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

12 Sociology AS AQA

Family

Education

Wealth and Poverty

Research Methods

Culture and Identity

13 Sociology A2 AQA

Belief in Society

Crime and Deviance

Media

Global Development

Revision

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/as-and-a-level

 

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

12 Psychology AS AQA

Cognitive Development

Research

Biological

Social

Individual Differences

13 Psychology A2 AQA

Aggression

Sleep and Dreaming

Depression

Animalistic

Research Methods

Animalistic

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level

 

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

12 Philosophy and Ethics AS AQA

Utilitarianism

The Cosmological Argument 

Situation Ethics

Religious Experience

Abortion and Euthanasia

Psychology of Religion 

13 Philosophy and Ethics A2 AQA

Libertarianism and Free Will

Body, Soul and Personal Identity 

 

 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/philosophy

 

Additional information:

Extra-curricular activities

Magistrates in the Community workshops Yr7

Magistrates Court Visit Yr12

Revision guides

Useful website/ weblinks