As students learn to recognise, develop and communicate their qualities, skills and attitudes, they build knowledge, confidence and self-esteem whilst making the most of their abilities. As they explore similarities and differences between people and discuss social and moral dilemmas, they learn to deal with challenges and accommodate diversity in all its forms. The world is full of complex and sometimes conflicting values. Personal well-being helps students explore this complexity and reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes. They identify and articulate feelings and emotions, learn to manage new or difficult situations positively and form and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of people.
Citizenship – education for Citizenship equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life. Citizenship encourages students to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate. Pupils learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice and democracy.
Personal wellbeing - helps young people to embrace change, feel positive about who they are and enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. Through active learning opportunities students recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities.
Careers Education - aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and attributes to make the most of changing opportunities in learning and work.
Units of work include:
• Exploring types of ‘career’.
• Understanding the qualities, attitudes and skills needed for employability and understanding transferrable skills.
• Creating plans for transition to the world of work.