PSHE / Citizenship – Year 7

Week Topic Outcomes
1-2 Coping with feelings
  • Identify the emotions associated with change, conflict and loneliness
  • Distinguish helpful and unhelpful behaviours when dealing with these emotions
  • Develop self-esteem
3-4 Right and wrong
  • Identify the strategies they use for making decisions
  • Reflect on the consequences of decisions
  • Consider what might influence their decision making
5-6 Teasing and bullying
  • Define the term ‘teasing’ and ‘bullying’
  • Understand the consequences of bullying
  • Devise strategies for preventing and dealing with bullying
7-8 This is me
  • Identify their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses and person attributes
  • Understand how and why their personal preferences and attitude change over time
  • Set positive personal development targets
9-10 What’s school all about
  • Recognise links between education and the world of work
  • Understand the importance of lifelong learning
  • Establish effective homework habits
11-12 Rules for a reason
  • Recognise the importance of, and reasons for having rules
  • Consider the consequences of breaking rules
  • Apply their understanding to important safety issues
13-14 Influences
  • Identify the people or things that may influence their decision making
  • Recognise that the best source of advice differs according to the nature of the advice sought
  • Understand that there are outside pressures trying to influence our decision making
15-16 Family and Friends
  • Recognise how family members depend on each other
  • Identify the main characteristics of successful friendship
  • Act appropriately to support family members and friends
17-18 Emotional changes
  • Recognise the range of changes in feelings caused by hormonal changes during puberty
  • Devise strategies for coping with mood swings
  • Understand that emotional change affect both boys and girls
19-20 Topical events
  • Recognise that facts may be presented to reflect a particular viewpoint
  • Analyses a story to determine the facts and wider implications
  • Become more aware of topical issues and events
21-22 Communities
  • Describe the cultural diversity within the community or communities in which they live
  • Identify the unique features and beliefs of a range of the cultures
  • Understand how to work as a team to collect, collate and share information
23-24 Voluntary groups
  • Recognise the role voluntary groups in society and how they operate
  • Develop their awareness of voluntary groups operating in the local area
  • Identify how they can become involved in helping the community
25-26 Making a difference
  • Identify the needs of their school and local communities
  • Explore what can be done to address these issues
  • Plan for their own involvement
27-28 Spending; needs and wants
  • Recognise between needs and wants
  • Understand the pressures that make people want more or different things
  • Identify the possible consequences of having too much or too little
29-30 Banking
  • Recognise different types of accounts and good or poor reasons for choosing bank or building society accounts
  • Understand the implications of borrowing
31-32 Budgeting and saving
  • Recognise the importance of saving and how to save
  • Identify how they spend their income
  • Produce a budget in order to afford what they want
33-34 Making things better
  • Identify their achievements and areas for improvement
  • Consider and assess strategies for change
  • Formulate an action plan to implement their strategies for change
35-36 Then and now
  • Compare and contrast jobs from the past and present
  • Recognise why changes in the world of work occur
  • Identify current trends and how they might affect students in the future
37-38 Looking forward
  • Recognise that people have different reasons for choosing a particular job
  • Identify factors that will influence their own choice of job
  • Identify jobs that match their personal selection criteria.