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Brilliance

    SMSC/PSHE

    Type of Qualification:

    Personal and Social Education: All students will study this with their tutors. Students will have one PSE lesson a week. This course is not linked to a GCSE qualification.

    Course content:

    • Careers; you will be given support and guidance to make decisions about your future including Post-16 study.
    • Work Related Learning; including how to write CVs, application forms and interview techniques.
    • Personal Finance and Enterprise; advice and guidance on making financial decisions in the future.
    • Sex and Relationships Education; looking at issues relating to sexual health and forming healthy safe relationships.
    • Emotional Wellbeing; a chance to explore mental health issues and advice on how to deal with stress.
    • Study Skills; look at how to revise for exams and how to be organised.
    • Positive Psychology: The Art of Brilliance: A new and exciting project which is based on the latest research which encourages students to think positively and have a ‘can do’ attitude.
    • World affairs: Students will be introduced to a range of issues including world religions, poverty, discrimination, world/national politics and ethical choices.

    Students will also receive one to one mentoring on a regular basis during these sessions.

    Progression to Post 16:

    PSE is also studied by all Post 16 students. Many aspects of the course overlap with other subjects such as Science, Social Studies and Sport. Crucially, the issues studied will prepare students for adult life and independent living.

    Extra Curricular Opportunities:

    There are lots of opportunities to get more involved in PSE related activities including the work with Forest Way Special School and work as part of the Art of Brilliance project. There is also a trip to the Holocaust Memorial Centre, which ties in with anti-hate messages throughout the PSE course.

    Student voice is very important and therefore students are encouraged to get involved with the running of the course and wider issues within the school. Students will have a chance to voice their opinions in most PSE lessons.

    Many students will be involved in community and charity projects, such as the shoebox appeal , the ‘Send a Cow’ project, a local ‘coat drive’ and Comic Relief.