Key Words and Meanings - Year 7 PSHCE
  • Community and Diversity
    CommunityA group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. 
    DiversityUnderstanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political belie 
    AttitudeManner, disposition, feeling, approach, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes. 
    DisabilityA condition (such as an illness or an injury) that damages or limits a person's physical or mental abilities. : the condition of being unable to do things in the average way. 
    EmpathyThe ability to understand and share the feelings of another. 
    RespectRespect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. People respect others who are impressive for any reason, such as being in authority — like a teacher or cop — or being old 
    ResponsibilityThe state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management. 2. an instance of being responsible : The responsibility for this mess is yours! 
    JusticeThe quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause. 2. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice. 
    EntitlementThe fact of having a right to something. The amount to which you are entitled. 
  • Safety
    SafetyThe condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury. 
    Cyber bullyingCyberbullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to harass, threaten or intimidate someone. Cyberbullying is often done by children, who have increasingly early access t 
    Safe strangerSomeone you have not met that you know you can trust such as a police officer. 
    Safe buildingA building where you can find safe strangers such as a police station. 
    First aidHelp given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available 
  • RSE: Identity and Puberty
    IdentityWho a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others. 
    PubertyPuberty is the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction. It is initiated by hormonal signals from the brain to the gonads: the ovaries in a girl, the testes in a boy. 
    HygieneConditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness. 
    EmotionA strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. 
    HormonesA chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. Many hormones are secreted by special glands, such as thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland. 
    DevelopmentThe process in which someone or something grows or changes and becomes more advanced: 
  • Introduction to UK Government and Politics
    GovernmentThe political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration: Government is necessary to the e 
    LocalFrom, existing in, serving, or responsible for a small area, especially of a country 
    RegionalRelating to or coming from a particular part of a country, wider than 'local' 
    NationalRelating to or coming from a particular country. 
    Prime MinisterThe leader of the government in some countries. 
    CabinetThe committee of senior ministers responsible for controlling government policy. 
    LordThe House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It works with the House of Commons to: make laws check and challenge the actions of the government, and provide a forum of independent expertise 
    ParliamentAn assembly of the representatives of a political nation or people, often the supreme legislative authority. 
    DemocracyA system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. 
    Political PartyA political party is defined as an organised group of people with at least roughly similar political aims and opinions, that seeks to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office. 
  • Healthy eating
    HealthyIn a good physical or mental condition; in good health. 
    LifestyleThe way in which a person lives. 
    ImpactA marked effect or influence. 
  • Peer Pressure and Social Media
    Peer pressureInfluence from members of one's peer group. 
    Social mediaWebsites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. 
    BullyingHurting or frightening someone who is smaller or less powerful, often forcing them to do something that they do not want to do. 
    IllegalContrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law. 
    Independent thoughtIndependent thinking means making sense of the world based on your own observations and experiences rather than just depending on the word of others. It means trusting your own ability to make judgments, even if they contradict what others say. 
    ImpactHave a strong effect on someone or something.