Mrs H Mars
The PSHCEe programme at Ripon Grammar School aims to equip pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to make the most of their lives. The curriculum is designed to encourage pupils to examine their own views and feelings and to consider and respect those of others.
PSHCEe supports the delivery of the National Curriculum for Citizenship and the statutory Relationships, Health and Sex Education.
Our programme is based around three key themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.
Mrs Mars talks about how students are encouraged to thrive both as individuals and active members of society in her classes, which explore everything from personal safety and physical and mental wellbeing to politics and understanding the wider world. Click on the play button below to hear more:
Pupils have 1 40-minute lesson of PSHCEe each week. The groups are of mixed ability and taught as a form. The programme is supported by form time and assembly content. There are also a number of additional PSHCEe activities during the school year.
PSHCEe is assessed within the school by one formal examination in the summer term. Students’ progress is also assessed termly using the work completed in class, either through end of unit assessments or set tasks.
Year 7 programme
Year 8 programme
Year 9 programme
There are no PSHCEe lessons at KS4 or the sixth form; instead PSHCEe is delivered through the curriculum, in form time and through additional events.
KS4 students have more careers and work-related topics, together with some work on relationships and sex education, risky behaviour awareness and preparation for the wider world.
PSHCEe in the sixth form is delivered through enrichment sessions and the form-time programme..
The PSHCEe programme lends itself well to special events during the school year. These events vary from year to year but may include: