Curriculum Overview

 

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Sixth Form

Term 1: Substance abuse

In this unit students will learn how drugs and alcohol affect not only the person taking them but others around them. Students will look in to how drugs are linked to crime and how the media influences their ideas about different substances.

Influence
To have control or power over how others act, think or behave. To contribute to the thoughts and ideas of others.

Drug
A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body

County lines
When drug gangs from big cities expand their operations to smaller towns, often using violence to drive out local dealers and exploiting children and vulnerable people to sell drugs

Child sexual exploitation
When a child or young person is exploited they're given things, like gifts, drugs, money, status and affection, in exchange for performing sexual activities.

Child criminal exploitation
Where gangs target vulnerable children to get them to carry out criminal activity.

Prescription drug
A drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.

Addiction
A compulsive need for a substance such as alcohol or drugs

  • Spiritual
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  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 2: Careers

In this unit students will be consider who influences their choices, what skills and qualities they have, how they might develop these, how to understand a job advert and what university might be like.

University
A high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done.

Skill
The ability to do something well.

Quality
A distinctive attribute or characteristic a person has.

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  • Cultural

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Term 3: Mental Health - Grief/Loss

In this unit students will consider how we can deal with grief and loss through our lives. They will look at the stages of grief and will understand how best to support those who are suffering loss.

Grief
Sadness and loss following the death or loss of a loved one.

Impact
The affect that something happening has on someone.

Condolence
Expressing your sorrow for someone who has experienced loss.

Empathy
Putting yourself in someone else's shoes to feel their emotions.

Sympathy
Feeling for someone who has experienced something negative.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 4: Modern Society

In this unit students will develop their understanding of the complex problems currently facing the UK. Students will learn about the effects of ethnic diversity in modern Britain. They will also study the issues surrounding street crime, including guns and knife crime, riots and gangs.

Ethnic Diversity
People of different ethnic backgrounds, races, religions living in the same place.

Multi cultural
People of different cultures living in the same place.

Community cohesion
People from the same community/are coming together to get things done peaceably no matter what their ethnic or cultural background.

Street Crime
Street crime is a loose term for any criminal offense in a public place. According to London's Metropolitan Police Force, Robbery, often called 'mugging', and thefts from victims in the street where their property is snatched and the victim is not assault

Hate crime
A crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 5: Prejudice and Discrimination

In this unit students will learn to look at themselves and their place in society before looking at the many types of prejudice and discrimination they will encounter in society. Students will go on to look at racism, sexism, ageism and religious prejudice.

Prejudice
Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

Discrimination
The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

Hate crime
A crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.

Intolerance
Unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one's own.

Cohesion
The action or fact of forming a united whole.

  • Spiritual
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  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 6: RSE: Sexual Consent

In this unit students will consider the important issue of sexual consent. They will look at the law surrounding sexual consent and will consider how an individual’s wishes should be respected.

Consent
Giving your permission for something to happen.

Coercion
The action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.

Manipulation
Controlling someone or something to your own advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly.

Control
Having power over someone or something.

Emotional blackmail
The act of using a person's feelings of kindness, sympathy, or duty in order to persuade them to do something or feel something

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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