PSHE, Citizenship and Careers

Key Stage 3 PSHE, Citizenship and Careers

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 7

PSHE

  • Settling into LCS
  • Bullying and it’s consequences
  • Dangers of smoking and e-cigarettes
  • Puberty (Relationships and Health Education)
  • Internet safety
  • Economic education to include attitudes to money, bank accounts and making the most of your money.

Citizenship

  • The role of the local council and the importance of having a say in decisions.
  • Global issues  - learning about migration and refugees.

Careers Education

  • An Introduction to work-related language including Employability, entrepreneurialship and enterprise.
  • An awareness of importance of equality issues and against gender stereotyping in career choices.
  • Information on transition, qualifications and to raise their career aspirations.

Year 8

PSHE

  • Internet safety and risks of grooming
  • Learning to be more resilient and an introduction to coping strategies.
  • Different families, and key issues such as domestic violence, divorce and bereavement
  • Dangers of alcohol and Drugs
  • Economic education to include budgeting, borrowing and debt and recognising problem gambling.
  • Relationships and Health Education – puberty revisit, respectful behaviours, conception.

Citizenship

  • Diversity – Understanding and accepting differences, celebrating diversity and understanding hate crime and the law.
  • British Values – the core 5 values of bring British and how these influence our rights and behaviours

Careers Education

  • Exploration of personal skills and qualities that are valued in the world of work linking to employability
  • An introduction to Labour market information
  • An introduction to career planning/development and the personal recording of this information as a means to achieving career aspirations.

Year 9

PSHE

  • Emotional health and wellbeing, learning about positive coping strategies and recognising those that are harmful.
  • Economic education to include credit, borrowing products, being responsible consumers and gambling related harms.
  • Relationships, Sex and Health Education – recognising healthy and unhealthy behaviours, consent, media influences on relationships and sex, managing sexual pressure, introduction to contraception, FGM.
  • Evaluating sources of information for who we trust – Fact or Fake News.

Citizenship

  • Human Rights – Understanding the key rights of humans and how these affect people and communities. Protecting rights when they conflict and the work of human rights organisations.
  • Politics – understanding the British political system, ways of voting, the importance of having a say and evaluating different types of governments.

Careers Education

  • GCSE Option choices, pathways and guidance with skills surrounding decision making
  • Understanding qualification pathways of transition post 16 and 18.
  • Further familiarisation of careers support web-based information and software packages that will be ongoing to KS4.

Passport Bankcards

Extra Curricular Activities

Throughout their time at LCS, students will have opportunities to develop their learning outside of their lessons.

  • Enterprise Day activities enable students to work in teams on a ‘work based challenge’ and this is supported by volunteers from local work places. Students take part in one per year.
  • Careers Library is open at lunchtimes, Monday – Thursday. Students can drop in for advice about further and higher education, help in writing CVs and Personal Statements, use careers websites for research and inspiration.
  • Careers talks run throughout the year at lunchtimes. Volunteers deliver aspirational talks to students about their job roles and provide opportunities for questions and information.
  • Careers assemblies: students receive up to three careers focused assemblies per year.
  • Outside visitors: We have built up good links with the local policing team who support us with the delivery of talks around drugs, knife crime and the prevent strategy. We take part in city initiatives such as ‘Project Zao’.