Years 7 & 8 Curriculum - Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Years 7 & 8 Curriculum Information –
PSHE Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

All students will have a one hour lesson per fortnight.
This is non-examined, but a Behaviour and Effort score will be reported.
We follow a scheme of work called Jigsaw PSHE.  This is a whole-school approach to PSHE, health and wellbeing.  Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, heling them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
There are 6 units of work that we look at in all years and these include:

  • Being Me In My World
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships
  • Changing me

In Year 7 students will look at:

  • Making friends
  • Peer pressure
  • Online safety
  • Bullying
  • Respect for the belief of others
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Safe and unsafe choices
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Effects and legal consequences of substance misuse
  • Health/unhealthy relationships
  • Girls and boys’ puberty

In Year 8 students will look at:

  • Self-identity/influences
  • First impressions
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Mental well being
  • Budgeting
  • Responsibility for own health
  • Exploitation
  • Substances and mood