Curriculum Overview and Rationale

Personal Development (PD) encompasses a number of topics including:

·         Equality and Diversity

·         Character education and Growth Mindset

·         PSHE

·         Relationships and sex education

·         Citizenship

·         Healthy Lifestyles

·         Online safety

·         SMSC

·         British Values

·         Extra-curricular activities and Trips

·         Cultural Capital

·         Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. (CEIAG)

The delivery is threaded right through the curriculum and is very much part of our culture at St Cuthbert’s.

In additions to topics covered across all of our subjects, we also have stand-alone PD lessons in years 7, 8 and 9; and Drop Down Days for all years – one per year group as well as a whole school Health Day.

We also have excellent relationships with outside providers and we plan relevant sessions throughout the year to ensure there are no gaps in the curriculum. We also plan bespoke sessions for individuals, small groups or whole year groups as required.

We aim to equip our students with the knowledge, social ability and skill set so that they aspire to be the best they can be in all aspects of their lives as they embark on their future as young adults.

Click here to view the Personal Development Curriculum Rationale document

 

Curriculum Map

Click here to access our Personal Development Curriculum Map Overview 2020/21. 

Impact Statements

Year 7 

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Subject Links

Religious Education

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Year 10 Catholic Social Teaching

Year 10 Social justice and Reconciliation (Relationships and Self esteem) 

Year 11 Judaism - Abraham (FGM)

English

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Year 7 Non-Fiction Bullying

Year 8 Non-Fiction Importance of Education

Year 9 Non-Fiction Arranged Marriages

Year 10 Blood Brother Literature

Year 11 Poetry From Other Cultures

Mathematics

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS 

Gambling

Percentages and Wages

Percentage Mortgages

Value for Money

Science

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Cancer

IVF Family Cards - Example of Equality and Diversity

Non-Communicable Disease

Art

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

All About Me

Different Point of View 

Savtchenko

Computing

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Citizenship

Healthy Living and RSE

Drama

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Bullying - Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty By David Calcutt

Cookies By Emily Jenkins

Pre-Show Lessons - Everybody's Talking About Jamie By Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae

Food Preparation and Nutrition and Technology

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Year 7 The 8 Tips for Healthy Living

Year 7 The 8 Tips for Healthy Living Booklet

Year 7 The Eatwell Guide 

Year 7 The Eatwell Guide Booklet

Year 10 The Eatwell Guide and Meal Plan for Teenagers

Health and Social Care

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

KAT Example 1

KAT Example 2

KAT Example 3

KAT Example 4

Humanities

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SOME EXAMPLE GEOGRAPHY TOPICS

Causes of Conflict

China - Location and History

Economic Activities - UK Jobs

Nigeria - Aid

Perceptions of Africa

Young Geographer of the Year - Jobs

 

SOME EXAMPLE HISTORY TOPICS

Cold War - Voting Systems

Holocaust - Loss of Rights

Magna Carter

Remembrance 2020

USA - Credit - Wall Street Crash

Music

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

KS3 Blues Music

KS4 The Music Industry

KS4 Industry Scenarios

Physical Education

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Year 7 Healthy Active Lifestyle

Year 7 Healthy Lifestyle - Nutrition

Effects of Exercise and Measuring Fitness

Olympic and Paralympic Values 

Spanish

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SOME EXAMPLE TOPICS

Year 7 Christmas Traditions in Spain

Year 8 School Uniform

Year 9 Healthy Lifestyles - A Balanced Diet

Year 10 Post-16 Choices

Year 11 Citizenship