Our subject enables our pupils to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It further aims to help them understand how they are developing personally, socially, and morally. CPSHE tackles many of the societal and cultural issues that are part of life in the UK. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-value by playing a positive role in contributing to life at SKS and their wider communities. 


Year 7


  • Being a resilient student

  • Identity, Aspiration & Self Esteem

  • Exploring Parliament

  • Economic Wellbeing & Financial Literacy;

    • Introduction to Budgeting, Saving & Finance

  • Multicultural Britain;      

    • Being a responsible citizen (rules and laws of society /anti-social behaviour/bullying/ dealing with conflict)

    • Tolerance & Celebrating Diversity (disability, religion & relationships)

  • Well-being (physical, mental and emotional)

  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

    • puberty including personal hygiene & 

    • friendships

  • Promoting global justice


Year 8


  • Crime; Youth Crime & Gang Crime

  • Internet Safety; Online Dangers & Predators

  • Caring for the Environment

  • Emotional Literacy; Mindfulness, Confidence, Self-Awareness & Emotions

  • Personal Safety & First Aid

  • Body Image & Media

  • Personal Development

  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

    • physical & emotional changes at puberty & sexualisation in the media.

  • Tolerance

  • Extremism & Radicalisation

Year 9


  • Equality and Justice (prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping)

  • Self-esteem & empowerment

  • Careers: (Choosing GCSE Options and making informed decisions)

  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) (Conception/Contraception/STIs/Rights and Responsibilities)

  • Well Being (body confidence)

  • Drug education (substance misuse, UK and world laws)

  • Employability – preparing for the future, CV writing, interview techniques and recognising personal and academic achievements.

  • Peer-pressure; bullying on & offline and the use of social media

  • Human Rights & Responsibility


Skills gained

  • emotional intelligence;

  • understanding their own mental health;

  • developing a positive self-image and self-worth;

  • how to develop healthy relationships;

  • responsibility for their own personal hygiene;

  • how to keep themselves safe;

  • understanding the importance of physical activity;

  • Social and Personal skills

  • Thinking Skills (knowledge and understanding of topical issues)

  • Skills of enquiry and communication.

  • Active Participation

  • Empathy


How will they be assessed?

  • Dialogic Marking and Feed Forward

  • Assessment against the Success Criteria

  • Debates

  • Self & Peer assessment/oral feedback

  • Presentations

  • Project work

  • Oracy in lessons

  • Class contributions

  • Interim reports


How can parents support their child?

  • By discussing topical issues and currents events to develop understanding and encourage critical response i.e. Anti-racism, equality, terrorism, disability, discrimination, climate change, online activity and identity.

  • By encouraging reading as widely as possible from magazines and newspapers, online newspapers (e.g. The Day/Newsround) and taking an interest in the media /current affairs

  • By maintaining positive communication

  • By encouraging students to be an active member of their community

  • By modelling good and responsible citizenship

  • Keeping a record of all achievements – academic and personal