KS4 PSHE

PSHE gives students a voice: in the life of the school, in our local community and in society at large. It also enables our students to make a positive contribution, by developing the expertise and experience needed to claim their rights and understand their responsibilities, and prepare her for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life. PSHE also gives her the knowledge and understanding that she will need to become a well-informed citizen.

PSHE at KS4 will help your daughter to lead a confident, healthy and responsible life as an individual and active member of society. Through work in PSHE and a wide range of activities across and beyond the curriculum students gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with the social, moral and cultural issues they face as they approach adulthood. It helps them to understand and manage responsibly a wider range of relationships as they mature and to show respect for the diversity of, and differences between people. It also develops students well-being and self-esteem, encouraging belief in their ability to succeed and enabling them to take responsibility for their learning and future choices of courses and careers.

Our programme is designed so that it is accessible to all our students. We use a wide range of suitable up to date and varied resources and we also make use of a wide range of outside agencies and organisations which provide the students with specialist knowledge.

Impartial Careers Advice:

Students have access to face to face impartial careers Guidance either in the form of a group or individual careers interview. The Interview is an opportunity for your daughter to discuss her future and next step options with a Careers Adviser who will give impartial information, advice and guidance. During the interview  students will have the opportunity to: Discuss the main choices to be considered and how to make choices Discuss their individual career plans and look at routes of entry and how to move forward

As a parent you can help by:

Encouraging her to reflect on what she hopes to do post-16. Encourage her to think about the courses she is interested in studying further. Start building up her knowledge of the qualifications she might need for any future career she is interested in.

Useful careers websites:

www.careersbox.co.uk - A range of job profile video clips. This website has over 300 job profiles, a film club and a job delivery service.
www.ucasprogress.com – information on all post-16 options in London including at RR6, careers, CV building, careers matching quiz, career pathway planning.
www.apprenticeships.org - take a look at the vocational opportunities available at post-16 and post-18.

PROGRESSION AT POST-16

This course introduces students to topics which could lead on to RR6 and A Level study in Government and Politics, Sociology and Economics.

Careers include Law, Social work, Politics, Civil Service, Media, Teaching, Local Authority Administration, Counsellor, Advertising and Marketing, Human Resources and the Police all need a sound Citizenship background.

STAFF TO CONTACT : 
Ms R Doherty (Head of Department)