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St. George's Catholic School


If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

Desmond Tutu

The PSHE curriculum is a spiral curriculum that considers a range of topics under three categories:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Relationships

The topics covered within the curriculum incorporate societal issues, highlighting the importance of British Values and Citizenship. The intention of the PSHE curriculum is to provide students with the ability to become self-reflective, resilient and responsible citizens in an ever-changing world. Students should understand how to uphold British Values, stay safe and flourish in the modern world. Through the comprehensive PSHE curriculum, students should develop a greater understanding of the consequences of their actions and take responsibility for them.

The curriculum for Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education (RSE) aims to support parents in educating their children about relationships sex and sexuality. The course covers the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, having friendships and relationships, engaging in sexual activities and learning about human sexuality and sexual health. At St. George's we ensure to meet the dual demands of government expectations while ensuring that Relationship and Sex Education is taught within the context of our community's values including that of family life, marriage and stable relationships. 

The lessons are planned by the PSHE team and delivered by form tutors. Relationship and Sex Education is delivered by a team of qualified NHS nurses (Key Stages 3 and 4) or by SASH 'Support and Advice on Sexual Health'provided by Westminster Council (Key Stage 5).


  • Mrs H Averill-Hampshire - Head of Department
  • Ms I Sheffield

Want to find out more?

If you wish to find out more about PSHE at St George’s please contact Mrs Averill-Hampshire at h.averill-hampshire@stgeorgesrc.org 


Year 7 PSHE Topics Taught:  


  • Transition to secondary school 
  • First Aid and personal safety, focusing on road safety
  • Enterprise Skills and introduction to careers
  • Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities


  • Diversity, prejudice and bullying including cyber-bullying 
  • Managing on-and-offline friendships
  • Littering and pollution
  • Managing puberty and the issues of unwanted contact and FGM


  • Self-esteem, romance and friendships
  • Exploring family life
  • Making ethical financial decisions. Saving, spending and budgeting our money.
  • Being British 

Year 7 RSE Topics Taught: 

  • Puberty
  • FGM 

Year 8 PSHE Topics Taught:  


  • Diet, exercise and how to make healthy choices
  • Alcohol and drug misuse and managing peer influence
  • Rights and responsibilities in the community and beyond
  • Tackling age and disability discrimination


  • Tackling racism and religious discrimination, promoting human rights
  • Online Safety and digital literacy
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image
  • Managing change and loss


  • Healthy relationships and consent
  • Challenging extremism and radicalisation
  • Planning and carrying out an enterprise project
  • The role of the monarchy.

Year 8 RSE Topics Taught:

  • Consent 
  • Online Safety  

Year 9 PSHE Topics Taught:  


  • Peer Pressure, assertiveness and risk, gang crime
  • Developing study habits
  • Understanding careers and future aspirations
  • Identifying learning strengths and setting goals as part of the GCSE options process


  • Managing conflict at home and the dangers of running away from home
  • Tackling homophobia, transphobia & sexism
  • Managing peer pressure in relation to illicit substances 
  • Assessing the risks of tobacco, drugs and alcohol abuse and addiction


  • Understanding different families and learning parenting skills
  • Managing change, grief and bereavement
  • Local council and services
  • Evaluating value for money in services. 
  • The risks and consequences making financial decisions

Year 9 RSE Topics Taught: 

  • Sending Sexual or indecent text messages (sexting)
  • Sexual Harassment and sexual assault 


Year 10 PSHE Topics Taught:  


  • Dieting, lifestyle balance and unhealthy coping strategies
  • Mental health and ill health, tackling stigma.
  • Understanding the causes and effects of debt  and the risks associated with gambling
  • Wars, weapons and terrorism


  • Tackling relationship myths and expectations
  • Managing romantic relationship challenges including break ups
  • Exploring the influence of role models
  • Evaluating the social and emotional risks of drug use


  • LGBTQ+
  • Sex and the Law
  • Career Planning
  • Employability Skills

Year 10 RSE Topics Taught:

  • Contraception
  • Body image and the media  

Year 11 PSHE Topics Taught: 


  • Promoting self-esteem and coping with stress
  • Learning and revision skills to maximise potential
  • Understanding the college application process and plans beyond school
  • Skills for employment and career progression


  • Personal Values and assertive communication in relationships 
  • Tackling domestic abuse and forced marriage
  • Brain Food and energy
  • Taking responsibility for health choices


  • British Values, human rights and community cohesion
  • Consent  
  • Revision for GCSE’s

Year 11 RSE Topics Taught: 

  • STI’s and Sexual Health 
  • The impact of pornography 


Year 12 PSHE Topics Taught:  


  • Basic first aid
  • Homelessness
  • Human rights and the law
  • Financial budgeting


  • Healthy assertiveness and boundaries
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food and hygiene safety
  • Emotional wellbeing


  • Managing conflict in relationships
  • Diversity and equality 

Year 12 RSE Topics Taught: 

  • Staying safe 
  • Sexting
  • Sending nudes 
  • Pornography 
  • Online dating
  • E-Safety 
  • Sexual harassment 
  • LGBTQ issues and toxic masculinity 

Year 13 PSHE Topics Taught:  


  • Food preparation
  • Drugs awareness   
  • Basic vehicle maintenance
  • Study skills


  • Dating and online safety
  • Healthy relationships 
  • British Values and citizenship
  • Creating a balanced life


  • Self love
  • Staying safe  

Year 13 RSE Topics Taught: 

  • Consent 
  • STI’s
  • Contraception
  • Female and male anatomy 
  • Positive self image 
  • LGBTQ+ issues and toxic masculinity