KS4 PHSE Curriculum Overview


Relationships and Sex Education

  • Families
  • Positive relationships including friendships
  • Online media
  • Being safe in your community
  • Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health and consent
  • Law about sex, sexuality, sexual health and gender identity
  • Laws relating to sexual consent, sexual exploitation, abuse, grooming, coercion, harassment, rape, domestic abuse, so called honour based violence such as Forced Marrige and FGM and how to access and support.

Health and Well-being

  • Health Mind and Well-being
  • Internet Safety and Harms
  • Health Lifestyles
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Personal Health
  • Basic First Aid
  • Changing adolescent bodies

Careers Education and Finance

  • Employability Skills
  • Working in the 21st Century
  • Learning from the local labour market
  • Post 16 Destinations
  • Budgeting and Finance

Citizenship and British Values

  • Protected Characteristics
  • Rule of Law, democracy and individual liberty
  • Governance
  • The legal system
  • Electrol systems

Religious Education

  • Characteristics of relationships, marriage and family life from religious perspectives
  • Exploring religious and non-religious beliefs about the nature of life and death and the origins and value of the universe and human life.
  • Understand the religious traditions of Great Britain and include the teaching of a diverse range of religious and non-religious traditions including christianity.

RSE Specific Lesson Content

  • Healthy and respectful relationships
  • Safe sex including sexual health and contraception
  • Acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in relationships
  • Developing intimate relationships
  • Boundaries and consent
  • Stereotyping, prejudice and equality
  • Body confidence and self esteem
  • How to recognise an abusive relationship, including coercive and controlling behaviour
  • The concept of and laws relating to sex
  • Choices in the law around pregnancy
  • What constitutes sexual harassment, and sexual violence and why these are unacceptable
  • Teaching about the impact of puberty.