Year 9 PSHE is taught 1 hour per fortnight. Please see the curriculum map below which indicates what is currently being taught. From September 2020 we will be following the new statutory requirements for PSHE (link included).

Currently Key Stage 4 PSHE is taught as part of Core RE.


Curriculum Intent

The aim of PSHE is to explore a range of topics that extend beyond the usual academic subjects. Students should study and reflect on those areas of life that affect us all, developing knowledge, skills understanding, resilience and reflection.

The curriculum is based around the PSHE programme of study which becomes statutory in September 2020, including learning about Relationships, Sex and Health.

There are a number of overarching themes:

  • Health & Well-Being
  • Living In The Wider World
  • Relationships (RSE)*

We also use the Gatsby 8 Pillars to inform our careers programme.


Curriculum Content 

Topics covered in Year 9 include:

  • Knife crime, peer pressure and gangs
  • Homophobia
  • Managing conflict
  • Alcohol, drugs and addiction
  • Relationship and Sex Education
  • Healthy Relationships and consent
  • Crime & punishment
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexting & Pornography
  • Careers
  • Community Cohesion

Topics covered in Year 10 & 11 include:

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health, well-being & self-esteem
  • Coping with stress, including exams
  • Democracy & Citizenship
  • British Values & Human Rights
  • Challenging extremism and radicalisation
  • Careers
  • Domestic abuse & forced marriage
  • Matters of Life


Curriculum Implementation

Stratton Upper School will deliver the programme through a variety of methods.

These could include:

  • Timetabled lessons
  • Tutor time activities
  • Assemblies
  • Drop-down days
  • External speakers