PSHE / Citizenship – Year 8

Week Topic Outcomes
1-2 What kind of person am I
  • Demonstrate and awareness of themselves
  • Recognise how this could apply to career choices
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Use this knowledge to set personal development targets
3-4 Influences
  • Identify positive and negative influences on them
  • Assess their own susceptibility to peer pressure
  • Plan positive approaches to resisting negative peer pressure
5-6 Shyness and confidence
  • Recognise the causes and manifestations of shyness
  • Identify ‘confidence tricks’ to help them appear more confident in awkward situations
  • Use assertive behaviour to help them resolve situations with greater confidence
7-8 Friendship and love
  • Recognise what makes a good friendship
  • Understand that puberty can lead to change sin relationship
9-10 The family
  • Recognise that there are similarities and differences between family units
  • Identify the tensions in, and benefits of, family life
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities that exist within family life
11-12 Are you healthy?
  • Identify the benefits of active living
  • Assess how their personal habits contribute to active living
  • Set targets to maintain a healthy lifestyle
13-14 Rights, responsibilities and laws
  • Distinguish between rights, responsibilities and laws
  • Identify the rights associated with daily activities
  • Understand why rules and laws are important in daily life and why they change over time
15-16 The law and you
  • Understand how the law applies to young people
  • Explore their attitudes towards the law and lawbreakers
  • Consider the benefits and challenges of the rule of law
17-18 Civic duty
  • Distinguish between moral and legal duties
  • Explore their own attitudes to the concept of civic duty
19-20 Human rights
  • Understand what basic human rights are and why this is so
  • Suggest ways in which human rights can be protected, removed or suppressed
  • Identify incidents where violations of human rights have occurred
21-22 Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
  • Identify various racial, cultural and/or socio-economic groups that have been targets of inequality, prejudice and discrimination
  • Recognise the factors that lead to prejudice and discrimination
  • Propose solutions to inequality, prejudice and discrimination on a local, national, and global scale
23-24 Equal treatment
  • Recognise problems that may be associated with being perceived as ‘different’ in the workplace
  • Identify key point of the equality act 2010
  • Understand the importance of equal opportunities in the workplace
25-26 Society and change
  • Recognise factors that influence social change
  • Describe mechanisms that bring about social change
  • Identify areas where social change is required and suggest how this might be brought about
27-28 The young consumer
  • Recognise the techniques used by companies to make their products appeal to consumers
  • Understand that advertisers often used idealised and unrealistic images to persuade people to but their products
  • Identify key points of consumer law
29-30 What do you spend your money on
  • Recognise the things that influence their spending decisions
  • Identify sensible approaches to making spending decisions
  • Suggest ways of saving money
31-32 Financial planning
  • Identify their current spending behaviours and patterns
  • Create a personal budget that personal and financial goals
  • Understand the importance of budgeting and planning for the future
33-34 Balancing the books
  • Recognise the main elements of a pay slip and a bank statement
  • Understand how to use financial records to help them manage their finances
  • Identify good practice in financial management
35-36 What is work?
  • Understand that people have different ideas about what constitutes work
  • Recognise the difference between appropriate ambition and unrealistic work
  • Research the qualifications, skills and qualities for particular jobs
37-38 Jobs in our school
  • Identify the different types of jobs offered within one institution
  • Describe what one job might entail and the qualifications, skills and qualities needed to do it
  • Understand the value and relative importance of various jobs
39-40 Job Studies
  • Locate careers information relating to various occupations
  • Compare and contrast elements of different occupations
  • Find information on career paths that interest them