PSE and Citizenship
Subject Leader Citizenship & PSHE
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 Rights and Responsibilities, Sex and Relationships Education, Economic Wellbeing, Careers, Drugs Education and Health.
Key Stage Four
At KS4 all students study Rights and Responsibilities, Sex and Relationships Education, Economic Wellbeing, Careers, Drugs Education and Health.
KS4 students can also choose Citizenship as a GCSE option and undertake the OCR 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.
Unit 1 – Citizenship in perspective Unit 2 – Citizenship in action Unit 3 – Our society and our links with the wider world, rights, responsibilities and the law.
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.