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Philosophy & Personal Development

Welcome to Philosophy & Personal Development
2021 - 2022

Mrs Louise Whiteley
Curriculum Leader

 

Introduction to the Department:

This core element of the curriculum in both Key Stages incorporates Religious Studies, Citizenship and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). The topics taught below are designed to address themes from Religious Studies, Citizenship and PSHE, in a unified and complimentary way.

Students explore ideas and concepts with an aim towards independent learning, resilience and a deepening awareness of their place in society, both now and in the future. Students are encouraged to develop empathy and to be able to appreciate the views, beliefs and values of others. Healthy argument and debate are also used to develop confidence and to consolidate learning.

The aim of our PPD programme is to ensure that by the time our students leave Eggar’s, they will be fully aware of the ‘outside world’, be adaptable to changing circumstances, be able to weigh up information and make responsible decisions.

We are constantly developing our curriculum to ensure we address topics that are relevant to the lives of our students and contemporary society.

Key Stage 3 Information:

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

7

Introduction to PPD and Health and Wellbeing: Including a focus on puberty, keeping our bodies healthy and the dangers of smoking.

 

Christianity: Including a focus on creation, worship and the parables.

Relationships: Including a focus on bullying, family relationships and personal identity.  

 

Buddhism: Including a focus on the founding beliefs.

Living in the Wider World:  Including a focus on finances, budgeting, prejudice and the role of social media.

 

The Island

8

Health and Wellbeing: Including a focus on self-confidence, teen pregnancy and first aid.

Inspirational People: Including a focus on Mandela, Malala and Martin Luther King.

Living in the Wider World: Including a focus on careers, internet safety and online grooming.  

 

Islam: Including a focus on the life of the prophet and the five pillars.

Relationships: Including a focus on disabilities, body image, radicalisation, safe sex, sexting, consent and contraception.

KS3 Curriculum videos:
Year 7 video

Key Stage 4 Information:

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

9

Living in the Wider World: Including a focus on knife crime, anti-social behaviour and county lines.

 

The Holocaust

Relationships: Including a focus on body image, child exploitation, LGBT and peer pressure.

Health and Wellbeing: Including a focus on alcohol awareness, the Equality Act and managing anxiety.  

 

Crime, Punishment, Justice and the Law: Including a focus on what crime is, the aims of punishment and types of crime.

 

Health and Wellbeing: Including a focus on gambling and online gaming, digital footprints and diversity.

10

Relationships: Including a focus on FGM gender and trans identity, safe sex and body shaming.

 

Living in the Wider World: Including extremism, CVs, rights in the workplace and fake news.

 

Life and Death: Including sanctity of life, euthanasia, abortion and managing grief.

Medical Ethics: Including organ donation, genetic engineering and reproductive health.

 

Health and Wellbeing: Including binge drinking, hate crimes and the importance of sleep.

PPD is a non-examined subject. Students will receive feedback on effort only.