Year 11 Personal Development Curriculum
The Personal Development Curriculum (PDC) forms the schools PHSE programme which is delivered to boys in Year 7- 11. Form Tutors lead PDC sessions once a week. PDC ensures that every boy has the knowledge on, how to be safe, how to make a positive contribution, how to achieve economic well-being and how to live healthy lives. PDC is split into six different themes which include: Sex and Relationships, Health, Economic Education, Careers, Society and Future aspirations. Some of the learning experiences for Year 11 include; challenging misconceptions in media including pornography when looking at sex and relationships; contraception; mental and physical health; economic education for the real world including, payslips, insurances and how to keep finances secure.
What will I study?
There are six themes studied throughout PDC. These include:
- Term 1- Sex and relationships
- Term 2- Health Education
- Term 3- Economic Education
- Term 4 - Careers
- Term 5 - Society
- Term 6 - The Future
What skills/qualities are required?
- Working with others.
- Communications skills – both verbal and written.
- Respect and understanding of differing viewpoints.
- Ability to work independently.
How will I learn?
Whilst PDC is mainly taught by tutors in form time using booklets to record learning, a variety of supporting materials are also used. These include outside speakers, video clips, discussion questions and other more interactive activities.
|Topic||Further details about the topic|
|1 Sex and Relationships||
SRE in Yr.11 focuses on risky behaviour and how drugs and alcohol can impede decision making. This unit also investigates pornography and how this can be damaging. STI/STD’S are also discussed including HIV/AIDS. The unit finishes by look at contraception.
How to protect yourself.
Understanding of how drugs and alcohol can impact decision making
Understanding of different STI/STD’s and their treatment
Understanding of contraception and how to protect against STI/STD’S
The impact of pornography on young minds.
Health in Yr.11 further develops learning from previous years. These sessions focus on mental health stigma and where to get further support. The unit also looks at reproductive health and addiction.
During this term students are also given lessons on basic first aid.
At this stage students look at:
Understanding how to keep our bodies healthy.
Understanding of what mental health stigma is and how this can be overcome.
Ability to understand reproductive health and the impact this can have on a relationship.
Understanding of addiction and the various impacts it can have on our lives.
Students should understand basic first aid skills
Students should know how to perform basic first aid for different types of injuries.
|1 Economic Education||
This unit develops an understanding of payslips, income tax and national insurance. Students also look at different types of insurance and why these are important. Finally, students look at keeping finances secure.
Understanding of payslips and how to calculate net pay.
Understanding of insurance and why different types of insurances are needed.
Ability to keep finances secure especially over the Internet.
This final unit for PDC in Yr. 11 looks to the future. Yr. 11 look at developing knowledge of their own skills needed for post-16. Students also develop a personal plan as to what they would like to do after Yr.11
Understanding of career, education paths
Understanding of skills needed to develop further after Yr. 11
Ability to create a plan and have goals to achieve after leaving King’s School.