S4 PSE Curriculum

Below are the topics covered in the S4 PSE classes. Pupils are taught by their guidance teacher: Mr Davidson (Kelty House), Mrs Douglas (Turret House) and Mrs Walker (Barvick House).

Mental, Emotional and Social Wellbeing

Managing Exam Stress and Stress About Life Changes

Health and Unhealthy Coping Strategies

Planning for Choices & Change

How to Manage Money: Planning and Budgeting; Savings and Borrowing

Being a Critical Consumer: Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

Comparing Financial Products

Managing Risks and Emotions Associated with Money

Understanding the Important Role Money Plays in Our Lives: Work, Income and Deductions.

Long-Term Financial Planning

Investigate Opportunities for Learning and Work

Physical Activity and Health

Impact of Substances, Energy Drinks and Other Factors on Health

Substance Misuse

Ecstasy and Other ‘Party’ Drugs

Hallucinogenic Drugs

Recovery from Drug Abuse – Case Studies

Formal and Informal Supports

Keeping Safe – Emergency Action

Social Implications of Substance Misuse

Drug Investigation – Time Permitting

Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

Making It Good – The Relationships I want

Ending a Relationship

How Do You Know You Are Ready for Sex?

The sexual relationship I want.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Unplanned Pregnancy

Contraception and Condoms (Refresher)

Finding and Using Sexual Health Services and Online Information

Pornography – What Is It and What Is It Doing to Us?

Pornography – What’s the Problem?