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The PSE programme covers the following areas of study:
  • Careers education (including subject choices, routes to further education, higher education, employment, applying for a job, CVs, interview techniques, gap year options)
  • Health and wellbeing (including substance misuse, sexual health, mental and emotional health)
  • Personal finance (including banking, money management, student finance)
  • Safe road use ( including safe use on a bike, pedestrian and driving safety)
  • Citizenship (including respect and care for their rights and responsibilities, values and opinions, charities and volunteering, global issues)
  • Learning styles (including study skills, ways of learning, memory skills)
  • Record of Achievement (including reviewing and reflecting on learning and home study)
  • Personal Statements (important for both UCAS applications and job applications)

The PSE programme is supported by a wide variety of recognized and valued external agencies that can provide up to date and relevant subject information on the topics covered. These agencies include representatives from Further and Higher education, NHS, Driving Standards Agency, Women’s Aid and the Financial Services Authority.

Pupils have designated PSE time from S1 to S6.  When the more sensitive aspects of learning is covered in PSE, we will let parents know through the school newsletter or website.