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, as the extract below shows
Lent Topic A (Cycle 8 – 10)
Lent Topic B (Cycle 11 – 13)
|7||Substance use and misuse
||Relating to Adults
||Relationships - Parenting
|11||Consequences of Substance Use and Misuse
Facilities and Resources
Complementary Studies is delivered by the Department’s Director and in the Sixth Form a group of tutors teach alongside the Director to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum using subject specialists in a wide range of disciplines to reflect the needs of students preparing for post-18 education and careers. 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.
Trips and visits