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At Ysgol Bryn Castell we deliver a broad and balanced PSE curriculum to meet the educational, behavioral, social and emotional needs of all pupils.

Our aims are to:

  • Develop confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
  • Prepare to play an active role as citizens
  • Promote the development of a healthy, safe lifestyle
  • Develop good relationships and respecting the differences between people
  • Develop and prepare for the choices and opportunities of lifelong learning
  • Prepare for the challenges and choices of adult life
  • Develop principle of sustainable and global citizenship
  • Promote physical and mental well-being

 

The themes followed in KS3 are identified in the PSE framework:

  • Active citizenship
  • Health and emotional well-being
  • Moral and spiritual development
  • Preparing for lifelong learning
  • Sustainable development and global citizenship

 

In Key Stage 4 pupils work towards an accredited qualification that includes the following:

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

The learner will:

The learner can:

1.

Understand local and global matters in relation to environmental issues and sustainable development

1.1

Identify three items which can be recycled and locate a recognised recycling collection point

1.2

Identify one item of waste that needs to be disposed of carefully

1.3

State why it must be disposed of carefully.

1.4

State how it should be disposed of

2.

Know the factors that affect personal health and emotional well-being

2.1

State two reasons why personal hygiene is important

2.2

List a range of products needed for personal hygiene and state their use

2.3

Identify two food safety practices

2.4

Outline the main risks to health from one of the following ñ alcohol, drugs, smoking, unsafe sex, lack of exercise, poor diet

2.5

Choose the best value items to buy from two given choices

3.

Understand the characteristics and implications of belonging to a community

3.1

State three rules that must be followed by everyone in a community

3.2

Identify two figures of authority in the community (local, national or international)

3.3

Outline a situation where there may be differing views on what is right or wrong

3.4

List three ways to avoid conflict

4.

Understand the concepts of culture, prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination.

4.1

List two examples of possible inequality which could affect individuals

4.2

State how prejudice and/or stereotyping can lead to discrimination

5.

Understand how to improve own learning

5.1

Identify two people who can help a learner on a college course

5.2

List two barriers to success and how they can be overcome

5.3

Set one target for improving his/her performance

5.4

Review the target with a tutor and measure progress and achievement

5.5

State how achievement of a target made them feel