Overall Curriculum Overview

The PSHCE programme of study incorporates personal, social and health education, citizenship, work-related learning, careers, enterprise and financial capability. PSHCE involves understanding risk in both positive and negative terms and the ability to manage risk in relation to relationships, health, finance, enterprise and career choices.


  • To provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve.
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities and experiences of life.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to help them become confident, responsible citizens, with respect for the values and beliefs of others.
  • The subject is brought to life by inviting lots of outside agencies in to contextualise classroom based learning with the ‘real world’.
    • PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers)
    • Drugs Workers
    • Sexual Health Workers
    • University Student Ambassadors
    • Hull City Council
    • Local and national business people
    • Charity workers, to name a few

Teachers are all totally committed to our pupils’ learning experience and spend time resourcing quality and interactive lessons which appeal to all styles of learning, to include the following activities:

  • Pair and group work
  • Thinking skills
  • Listening and speaking activities
  • Video clips, songs and TV programmes
  • Debate and discussion, to name a few

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Outline

Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups about the following topics:

  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
  • Bullying/Friendships
  • Healthy lifestyles – Risk relating to road and rail safety, E-safety, Careers and Work Related Learning
  • Enterprise and Decision Making projects
  • Personal Financial Education
  • Citizenship - Rights and Responsibilities, environmental issues

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Outline

Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups about the following topics:

  • Healthy lifestyles – including Drugs, Smoking and Alcohol Education
  • Risk - including Homelessness, Gun and Knife Crime, Sexual Exploitation
  • Relationships – including Sex Education
  • Citizenship – The Law, Crime and Punishment, Government and Democracy
  • Career Education – including Work Related Learning, for example C.V. writing / job, apprenticeship and college applications, revision skills. Year 10 pupils also embark on preparation for work experience placements.
  • Enterprise and Decision Making Projects