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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College


    In KS3 PSHE we study the following :

    • reflecting on and evaluating achievements and strengths in all areas of our lives and recognising our own worth
    • learning the basic facts and laws about alcohol, tobacco and legal and illegal drugs
    • recognising some strong emotions and identify ways of managing these emotions positively
    • staying physically and mentally healthy and making informed choices to maintain health and well-being
    • assessing the element of risk attached to making choices about healthy lifestyles, travel, personal safety and personal finances
    • demonstrating effective ways of resisting negative pressure
    • recognising difference and diversity  and demonstrating understanding and empathy towards others who live their lives in different ways
    • challenging prejudice and discrimination
    • recognising and discussing the importance of relationships to sexual activity and to marriage, parenthood and family life

    Assessment :

    • formal assessment at the end of the Decisions Unit
    • informally via student contributions in lessons, verbal and written feedback given
    • self assessment which each student fills in at the end of the Decisions unit

    Learning beyond the classroom :

    • practicing assertive responses to threatening situations
    • reflecting on discussions which have taken place in lessons
    • making informed choices when faced with situations which involve an element of risk

    Teachers of KS3 PSHE :

    Mrs A Whitfield – PSHCE Co-ordinator

    Miss L Hurt – Head of Social and Religious Studies

    Mr A MacMillan – Second in SRS Department

    Mrs R Skinner – Teacher of SRS

    Mr M Smith – Teacher of SRS and Teacher of Geography