PSE and Citizenship

Subject Leader Citizenship & PSHE

Mrs Virgo-Furrs 

h.virgo-furrs@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Teachers: 

Ms Nkrumah 

f.nkrumah@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Mrs Forbes

c.forbes@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Ms Dunham

c.dunham@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Ms Forrest

s.forrest@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Subject: Personal Social and Health Education

At Sydenham School specialist teachers deliver PSHE as a discreet subject. It is the aim of the PSHE and Citizenship department at Sydenham School to provide all Key Stage 3 and 4 students with a broad, balanced and relevant Personal, Social and Health education. Through the study of PSHE we encourage students to develop interpersonal skills and to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of our society.

Key Stage Three

At KS3 students study the following:

Autumn 1 Health & wellbeing    

Autumn 2 Connecting to the wider world             

Spring 1 Relationships   

Spring 2 Health & wellbeing       

Summer 1 Relationships              

Summer 2 Living in the wider world

Key Stage Four

At KS4 all students study the following:

Autumn 1 Health & wellbeing    

Autumn 2 Connecting to the wider world             

Spring 1 Relationships   

Spring 2 Health & wellbeing       

Summer 1 Relationships              

Summer 2 Living in the wider world

 

 

Citizenship

KS4 students can also choose Citizenship as an option and undertake the Edexcel GCSE exam. The study of Citizenship is about enabling students to make their own decisions; to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities. This subject encourages active citizenship and empowers students to consider local, national and international issues.

The course content is divided into five themes:

● A: Living together in the UK

● B: Democracy at work in the UK

● C: Law and justice

● D: Power and influence

● E: Taking citizenship action

 

Key Stage Five

At Key Stage 5 all students have one taught tutor period each week in addition to registration time. The curriculum includes coverage of careers and progression, study and revision skills, healthy living, sex and relationships education, democracy and British Values, current affairs and Academic Literacy.

 

 

 

Curriculum Breakdown Key Stage 3-4: PSHE

 

The GCSE course is split into 2 papers:

Paper 1

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification  80 marks

Assessment overview

Section A - Theme A: Living together in the UK

Section B - Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK.

Section C - Theme C: Law and justice.

Section D - Extended-response questions to two or more from Themes A–C.

 

Paper 2

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification   80 marks

Assessment overview

Section A - Theme E: Taking citizenship action.

Section B –Theme D: Power and influence.

Section C - Theme D: Power and influence. One question will also link to content in one of Themes A–C.