S5 PSE Curriculum

Below are the topics covered in the S5 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

Safe Driving- Impulsivity and Peer Pressure

Mental Health- New Challenges

Reframing Negative Thinking

Promoting Positive Wellbeing

Tackling Mental Health Myths

Substance Misuse

Alcohol – Units

Alcohol – Harm Reduction

Scott’s Story – Substances and Driving

Refusal Skills for Adults

Keeping Safe: Emergency Action

Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

Communication with a partner – importance of communication

Communication with a partner – dealing with conflict

Consent: Scenarios

Sex (+drugs + alcohol)

Getting to know your body: self-examination and sexual problems.

Unplanned Pregnancy

Preparing for Parenthood

Gender Equality – Relationships

Gender Equality – Equality and the Law

Gender Equality – School and the Workplace

Going out, keeping yourself and others safe

S5 Choices and Change

Planning for Employment

Exploring Careers

Building and Improving a CV

Completing Application Forms

Interview Skills

Planning for Future Study

Research College and University Options

How to Write a Personal Statement

Expectations and Aspirations

Personal Development Planning

Target Setting

Attainment Review

Personal Finances

How to Manage Money: Paying, Borrowing, Saving.

Being a critical consumer: taking responsibility, seeking financial advice.

Managing risks and emotions associated with money: protection from fraud and identity theft.

Understanding the important role money plays in our lives

Credit Cards and Payday Loans

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