What will I Study at KS4?
Year 10

PSHE -Babies

 

Focus: To recognise and understand the influences which affect attitudes, values and behaviour within a relationship.

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils to watch a performance called ‘Babies’ exploring themes of relationships, abortion, parenthood, marriage and family life.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. To think about the long and short term consequences when making decisions and therefore make responsible choices.
  2. To understand the concept of early sexual activity and pregnancy.
  3. To be able to talk about relationships and feelings and use strategies for resisting peer pressure, assessing when to use them and when to get help.

PSHE/ Citizenship - Knife Crime

 

Focus: Developing a safer lifestyle and prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will explore the issues around crime, particularly knife crime and how it can affect their lives and the lives of others around them.  Pupils will also gain an insight of the consequences of committing knife crimes and the roles of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. To develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of the law and the justice system in our society and how laws are enforced.

2. To recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and develop effective ways of resisting pressures whilst making safer choices thinking about the long and short term consequences when making decisions.


PSHE/ Citizenship - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

 

Focus: How to enjoy keeping fit and the impact it has on our mental wellbeing

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in different activities within their PE lessons which will focus on alternative ‘fun’ ways to be physically active and enhance fitness, encouraging lifelong participation. They will explore the benefits activity has on the body and particularly their mental wellbeing.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Pupils will understand what physical health and mental wellbeing are to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

2. Pupils will know that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health and that the two are interlinked, and it is important that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa.

3. The benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.

 

Personal Statements, CVs

You will be given the opportunity to complete all the necessary paperwork for your Achievement Presentation Folders. You will be given help to prepare your Personal Statement and CV, and will be asked to collect together all the certificates you have accumulated at home and in school. You should aim to complete your presentation folder by the end of the school year so that you can use it for interviews in school and college at the start of Y11, or when you apply for jobs in future. 

Saint John Rigby College

You will participate in a taster day at St John Rigby College.  The day will give you the opportunity to experience college life in order to make your choices next year.

GM Higher Day – Wigan & Leigh/University visit

You will travel to Wigan & Leigh College or a university (to be confirmed) by coach. During your visit, you will be able to explore Higher Education opportunities and begin to make informed decisions through talking with staff about opportunities available to you once you leave St Edmund Arrowsmith.

Year 11

PSHE/ Citizenship - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

 

Focus: How to enjoy keeping fit and the impact it has on our mental wellbeing

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in different activities within their PE lessons which will focus on alternative ‘fun’ ways to be physically active and enhance fitness, encouraging lifelong participation. They will explore the benefits activity has on the body and particularly their mental wellbeing.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Pupils will understand what physical health and mental wellbeing are to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

2. Pupils will know that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health and that the two are interlinked, and it is important that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa.

3. The benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.


Careers Fair

This is an opportunity for you to gather valuable information about your careers options and choices at 16+, including colleges, employers, training providers and apprenticeships. Led by Mrs Whitehead the school Careers advisor.

College Liaison Talks

You will be given the opportunity to attend college presentation talks. Along with College Open Evenings, website investigation and asking questions, this will help you along the way to choosing the next step in your career.

Preparation for Mock Interview Day

You will undertake some basic training focussing on ways in which you should conduct yourselves during an interview. Working in small groups, you will have the opportunity to practice and feedback about observations you have made. Suggested questions and interview guidelines will form part of this session.

You will be expected to complete a Personal Statement, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Record of Achievement (ROA) folder during their final year in school. During the Autumn term, you will continue to update your basic CV and will be given help in preparing for your college, apprenticeship or employer interviews.

Mock Interview Day

You are required to go through the process of applying for an imaginary job or employment opportunity. This includes a personal statements and CV. Colleagues from local businesses and industries act as interviewers for the day. They have the opportunity to read through your Personal Statement and CV and will meet you in a realistic interview situation in school. Help and assistance is provided before the interview, including suggested questions and interview guidelines, and support from school staff is available throughout the day. You are encouraged to attend Interview Day in your school uniform.