PSHE, Citizenship and Careers

Key Stage 4 PSHE, Citizenship and Careers


Students consolidate and develop key topics from key stage 3 and also have Core RE lessons delivered as part of the programme of study.

Greater emphasis is placed on careers education to prepare students for the education pathways available to them after their GCSE’s and to enable them to make successful transition from education into the work place.

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 10

Careers Education

  • Applications for Work Experience
  • Further information on pathways in education, apprenticeships and careers
  • Advice on the application process including CVs, forms and interview techniques
  • A further development of awareness of Labour Market Information
  • Advice on how to manage online reputation and issues surrounding digital careers self-promotion

Citizenship - Crime and the Law

  • Youth crime and how the law deals with young offenders.
  • The UK Justice System, including the role of the courts and the judge.
  • The law around use of the internet and social media
  • Illegal drugs and the law

Sex and Relationships Education

  • Relationships (including marriage, arranged and forced marriage)
  • Consent
  • Sexual Health: Contraception, STI’s (including HIV and AIDS) and where to get information and help

(further details in the SRE policy)

Core RE

Ethical issues

  • Animal Rights
  • Abortion
  • Euthanasia

Year 11

Careers Education

  • Application preparation to Post 16 providers (application forms, interview techniques)
  • Final collation of students’ Record of Achievement documents (to include CV, Personal Statement, Career Action Plan)
  • Further course exploration of pathway options in Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeships
  • A week’s work experience placement
  • Mock Interview practice at an event where employers conduct individual interviews with students.

Life skills

  • Mental health
  • Money
  • Consent and sexual violence
  • Consolidate drug education and how to ensure good sexual health
  • The influence of the media and pornography on young people, including influences on self-esteem, relationships and body image.

Core RE

Debating ethical issues around the death sentence as a form of punishment.


Welding Police Officer Brick Laying


Extra-Curricular Opportunities