In Years 7 - 9, students are taught within their tutor groups. We believe this is essential as it allows young people to explore a variety of issues, in a context where they feel comfortable and secure. Our curriculum covers a variety of PSHE and RE modules.
In Year 7 our topics include modules about using time, being safe, relationships, how to look after your health. In addition we consider various philosophical and religious themes such as what does it mean to be human? Is there a God? How green are religions etc. Years 8 and 9 develop these themes and explicit careers work begins. Students have often commented how much they enjoy their lessons.
In Years 7 & 8, it is likely that your child will remain with the same PSRE teacher for the year, which enables positive relationships to develop. In Year 9, we begin to shuffle things around a little and where possible, groups rotate between 2 teachers – one who specialises in PSHE and the other RE.