PSHE / Citizenship – Year 9

Week Topics Outcomes
1-2 Working together
  • Understand the elements that contribute to good team working
  • Apply and evaluate their teamwork skills
  • Recognise how body language is used as an important means of communication
3-4 Debating
  • Recognise the importance of ground rules in a discussion or debate
  • Present information and viewpoints (not necessarily their own) in relation to a social or moral issue
  • Understand the value of debating in the democratic process
5-6 Your own identity
  • Identify the multiple identities with which they associate
  • Understand that identities can be associated with unhelpful stereotypes
  • Recognise events in their lives that have shaped their development or made them aware of their personal identity
6-7 The mass media
  • Recognise that they get information from a variety of sources
  • Identify how the media adapt messages to suit a specific target audience
  • Understand how public opinion is formed and changed, especially through the mass media
7-8 Assessing risks
  • Identify risks in a range of situations
  • Assess their seriousness to themselves and others
  • Plan strategies to minimise these risks
9-10 Self-assessment
  • Assess the skills and personal qualities that they have currently
  • Identify areas in need of improvement
  • Use this information to set targets for themselves
11-12 Decisions, decisions
  • Recognise what influences our decision making
  • Identify how people make decisions and whether these techniques are likely to lead to the best outcomes
  • Understand the consequences and risks involved in decision making
13-14 Using careers information
  • Use a classification key to find information in the connexions/careers resource area
  • Find careers information using a range of resources
  • Assess the personal usefulness of the information gathered
15-16 Which way now
  • Identify which subjects they have to continue to study and the option choices available to them
  • Understand how to make secure options choices
  • Recognise the links between subject choices made in year 9 and future careers path
17-18 Stereotypes in career planning
  • Identify stereotypical views
  • Recognise the use of stereotypes, particularly in relation to employment
  • Understand the content and purpose of Equal Opportunities
19-20 The job for me
  • Recognise the features they personally value in a job
  • Understand that people apply different values and priorities to what they look for in a job
  • Use a range of sources to research occupational information
21-22 Where am I now
  • Make a case for why they have chosen the options that they have and how this will affect them in the future
  • Understand the links between skills, qualities, qualifications and employability
  • Develop and action plan to prepare themselves for their career path
23-24 Getting involved
  • Research an issue that is important to them
  • Use their research to identify how they can become involved in resolving the issue
  • Participate in resolving the issue
25-26 Exploring democracy
  • Identify the main characteristics of democracy
  • Recognise the benefits of living in a democracy
  • Assess the health of democracy in the United Kingdom
27-28 Democracy in action
  • Identify key characteristics of democratic systems
  • Recognise how democracy operates in different countries
29-30 Political families
  • Understand the purpose of political families
  • Identify key European Union, United Nations and the Commonwealth
  • Recognise the benefits and challenges of belonging to a wider political family
31-32 Government
  • Recognise the main features of the UK’s parliament and process of government
  • Identify the key functions and structures of government
  • Assess the effectiveness of the present UK system of government and suggest how it can be improved
33-34  Public Services
  • Understand the role and operation of public services in the UK
  • Recognise the challenge of maintaining public services in the 21st century
  • Identify the skills, qualities and attributes required to work in this occupational area
35-36 Funding Public Services
  • Identify sources of public funding and areas of public spending
  • Assess the relative importance of different areas of spending
  • Construct and justify a case for public spending
37-38 Looking Forward
  • Reflect on the progress they have made during the year
  • Consider how they could improve as they start their GCSE’s