Beliefs & Values
Beliefs and Values is the study of society and an opportunity for students to learn about the world they live in, opportunities they have and the choices they face. In studies students will cover Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), PSHE, Citizenship and Religious Education.
The aim of our curriculum is:
- To encourage independent learners, listeners and thinkers
- To provide enjoyable courses, that will stimulate interest and enthusiasm in the subjects
- To provide a truly embedded, diverse curriculum, committed to exploring different perspectives
- To challenge prejudice and to address the moral issues thrown up by any study
- To provide the questions to assist students in developing skills of analysis and argument – both oral and written
- To guide students in opening their minds to alternative ideas and outcomes
- To ensure students achieve to the best of their ability
- To assist students in the discovery and understanding of the world that is constructed around them
- To empower students with information that helps them make choices that are right for them
- To offer students sources of information, advice and support
GCSE Exam Board: Edexcel
The attached subject handbook delivers a full summary of the curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact for this subject.
Programme of Study
Please read the Programme of Study – Beliefs & Values which is in the attachments section on this page.
We would draw your attention to the following guidance from the Department for Education:
You cannot withdraw your child from Health Education or the Relationships Education element of Relationships and Sex Education, because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe.
If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the Sex Education lessons delivered at secondary, you can ask that they are withdrawn. Your child’s head teacher will consider this request and discuss it with you, and will grant this in all but exceptional circumstances, up until three school terms before your child turns 16. At this age, your child can choose to receive Sex Education if they would like to, and the school should arrange for your child to receive this teaching in one of those three terms (unless there are exceptional circumstances).
For more detail please see the government’s parental guidance
If you wish your child to be withdrawn from an element of sex education you should contact the school directly.
If you need to request further information about this subject please contact the relevant Head of Department.
Curriculum Handbook: Beliefs and Values
Programme of Study - Beliefs & Values
Year 9 Beliefs & Values: Long Term Plan
Year 10 Beliefs & Values: Long Term Plan
Year 11 Beliefs & Values: Long Term Plan