This subject is all about LIFE! All the really important bits that somehow don’t fit into other subject areas, but are absolutely vital to surviving the transition into secondary school, the turmoil of those teenage years, and looking towards the future with confidence. 

PSHE / Citizenship lessons provide a space where no question is too embarrassing to ask. We build, and demand, an environment of respect; where students can think about a really wide range of different topics in a safe space. We provide accurate, honest, straightforward information. We listen to students, and respond to their needs, so although the basic framework of our curriculum remains the same, we can adapt and tweak and shift emphasis at short notice to make certain that the needs of our students are being met, and their questions are being answered.  

Although PSHE and Citizenship are distinct from each other in their aims and their content, they do complement each other and are delivered together in the same timetable slot. 

What will I learn?


PSHE (Personal Social Health Economic)

Health and wellbeing  

Managing transition; maintaining physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing; managing risks and staying safe; how to respond to an emergency; the influence of the media on lifestyle. 


How to develop and maintain healthy relationships; how to recognise and manage emotions; how to deal with risky or negative relationships; managing loss; respect for equality and diversity; dealing with conflict and change. 

Living in the wider world 

Rights and responsibilities of consumers; making informed choices; develop employability, team working and leadership skills; learn about the economic and business environment; developing the skills of an independent and motivated learner. 


Citizenship includes topics such as: 

Rules, laws and the justice system. 

The liberties of a citizen.

How the political system, and the UK government work. 

How a citizen can contribute to their community.