PSHCE AT VILLIERS HIGH SCHOOL
PSHCE education at Villiers combines PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) with Citizenship. It is taught through a structured program for each year group with a dedicated lesson every week.
PSHE education contributes to personal development and equips pupils to live healthy, safe, responsible and balanced lives. When teaching pupils about the issues that affect them, they have the opportunity to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs and to develop the skills, language and strategies necessary to manage these issues should they encounter them in their lives.
PSHE at Villiers is aligned with the PSHE Association programme of study and we have focused on the local needs of our pupils, as advised by the Association, to:
‘provide a relevant context for pupils to both broaden and deepen their understanding of the key concepts and to develop the essential skills and attributes’. (PSHE Assoc. 2017).
We have identified core themes that are relevant to the school community and worked with the local authority to create a PSHE curriculum that serves our pupils. The core themes are:
We teach our pupils to be outstanding citizens with a particular focus on the British values. We develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils use and apply their knowledge and understanding while developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action. Pupils experience and evaluate different ways that citizens can act together to solve problems and contribute to society.
In years 7, 8 and 9, pupils are taught about:
- the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom
- the operation of Parliament.
- the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom
- the nature of rules and laws and the justice system.
- the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society.
- the functions and uses of money.
In years 10 and 11, pupils are taught about:
- parliamentary democracy and key elements of the United Kingdom constitution.
- the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom.
- other systems and forms of government.
- local, regional and international governance.
- human rights and international law
- the legal system in the UK.
- diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom.
- different ways in which citizens contribute to the improvement of their community.
- income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent.
The PSHE and Citizenship programmes are combined into the single PSHCE subject. There is a comprehensive map for each year group, outlining the curriculum, it’s desired outcomes, and with stated learning objectives for each term. The learning objectives can be found by clicking the link for the relevant year group below:
If you require further information regarding the provision of PSHCE at Villiers High School, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care is part of everybody's life, from birth. Our goal is to help you inspire learners to work in a sector which has such a huge impact on people, providing them with rewarding careers in the process. About 3 million people work in health and social care. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrators. Together, they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise, so they will continue to play a key role in UK society and the demand for people to carry out these vital roles will increase. Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical application alongside conceptual study. There are also strong opportunities for post-16 progression in this important sector”.
GCSE Citizenship Studies
Exam Board: Edexcel
Citizenship Studies is about how people take an active part in democratic politics and work together for a better society - locally, nationally and globally. Students will learn about power, democracy, the operation of government, the legal system and the role of the UK in the wider world. They will explore and learn about different controversial and topical issues with political, social, ethical, economic and environmental dimensions in local to global contexts. They will experience taking citizenship action and learn from trying to make a difference themselves.
The course content is divided into five themes:
1. Living together in the UK
2. Democracy at work in the UK
3. Law and justice
4. Power and influence
5. Taking citizenship action
A Level Law
Exam Board: AQA
Studying Law gives students an understanding of the role of Law in today's society and raises their awareness of the rights and responsibilities of individuals. By learning about legal rules and how and why they apply to real life, students also develop their analytical ability, decision making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. All these skills are highly sought after by higher education and employers.
The course content is divided into five themes:
1. The nature of law and the English legal system
2. Criminal law
4. Law of Contract
5. Human Rights
Here is the link for accessing it on the ISSUU platform: