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Complementary Studies

Complementary Studies is at the core of all aspects of school life, contributing to the personal and social development of pupils.

Aims

  • To promote knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes which empower individuals to make informed choices in developing their lifestyles.
  • To prepare young people for the demands of a changing adult world.
  • To develop self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem in each pupil as well as respect and consideration for others.
  • To develop an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Courses

Complementary Studies, which incorporates Personal, Social and Health Education, is taught in specific timetabled lessons throughout school from Infant/Junior School to Sixth Form.

The curriculum is broad and balanced and is based around the cross-curricular themes of Citizenship, Environment, Health, Careers and Economic & Industrial Awareness. It has been designed as a ‘spiral’ curriculum where students return to similar themes at a higher level in subsequent years. The written projects and coursework produced in years 10 and 11 are externally assessed and a GCSE short course in Citizenship is currently being piloted with year 10.

Complementary Studies is delivered by the Department’s Director and other teaching colleagues from the Religious Studies, English and History/Politics Departments. The programme is also well supported by all form tutors. Some team teaching is employed to provide greater variety in approach and to enable students to foster closer relationships with a larger number of staff.

Resources

Complementary Studies has excellent resources, including a well-equipped and spacious teaching base where many teaching styles and methods are used.

 

 

PSHE Year Plan

Key Stage 3/4

Year

Michaelmas Topic A (Cycle 1 – 3)

Enjoy and Achieve

Michaelmas Topic B (Cycle 4 – 6)

Being Healthy

7

Our Class

Citizenship – What’s it all about

  • Students write a Classroom Agreement based on democracy, freedom of speech and human rights)
  • Make Your Mark Campaign – Youth Parliament and having your say
  • Being part of a community – forming positive relationships and taking responsibility
Puberty and Nutrition
  • Physical and emotional changes that take place in puberty and how to manage these in a positive way
  • How to keep healthy and what influences health, including the media
  • That good relationships and an appropriate balance between work, leisure and exercise can promote physical and mental health
8

Citizenship and Money

Citizenship – What’s it all about

  • Students write a Classroom Agreement based on democracy, freedom of speech and human rights)
  • Make Your Mark Campaign – Youth Parliament and having your say
  • Financial capability – making personal life choices and budgeting

Sexual Health

  • In a context of the importance of relationships, about human reproduction
  • In a context of the importance of relationships, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, HIV and high-risk behaviours including early sexual activity
  • Addressing peer pressure and maintaining friendships as we grow up.
9

Citizenship and enjoying a healthy lifestyle

Citizenship – What’s it all about

  • Students write a Classroom Agreement based on democracy, freedom of speech and human rights)
  • Make Your Mark Campaign – Youth Parliament and having your say – what’s important to you?
  • What is a healthy lifestyle? How will my life choices be influenced as a grow older?
Sexual Health
  • In a context of the importance of relationships, about human reproduction
  • In a context of the importance of relationships, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, HIV and high-risk behaviours including early sexual activity
  • To recognised and manage risk and make safer choices about healthy lifestyles, different environments and travel
10 Work experience and Citizenship
  • Review of work experience and insight into how life is different in the world of work
  • Make Your Mark Campaign – Youth Parliament and having your say – what’s important to you?
  • Making career choices considering budgeting and financial aspirations and life choices
Body Image
  • To understand body image and how this is formed and the influences of the media
  • To use assertiveness skills to resist unhelpful pressure and maintain a positive body image
  • The link between eating patterns and self-image, including eating disorders
  • About the health risks of different food choices and sunbathing, and about safer choices they can make
  • How to achieve a positive body image and understand how physical appearance is only a portion of the whole self
11

Citizenship and Preparation for Adult Life

Citizenship – What’s it all about

  • Students write a Classroom Agreement based on democracy, freedom of speech and human rights)
  • Make Your Mark Campaign – Youth Parliament and having your say – what’s important to you?
  • Crime – looking at the judicial system and sentencing based around our duty to our community
Sexual Health
  • In the context of the importance of relationships, how different forms of contraception work, and where to get advice, in order to inform future choices
  • To seek professional advice confidently and find information about health
  • To consider the alternatives and long and short-term consequences when making decisions about personal health
  • To recognise influences, pressures and sources of help and to respond to them appropriately
  • To know the legislation surrounding sexual relationships and activity