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Philosophy & Personal Development

Welcome to Philosophy & Personal Development
2022 - 2023


Mrs Carly McCready
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:


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


Introduction to PPD and Managing Change: Including a focus on puberty, keeping our bodies healthy & self-esteem.



Including a focus on creation, worship and the parables.

Politics, Parliament & Me

Including a focus on why politics is important and how our country is run


Staying Safe Online & Offline:

Including grooming & online gaming, smoking alcohol and energy drinks.



Including a focus on the founding beliefs.


Celebrating Differences   Including a focus on multicultural Britain, individual identity & prejudice and discrimination.


Friendships, Respect & Relationships

Including consent & boundaries, respect and relationships and pressure & influence.


Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing: Including a focus on mental health, positive body image, types of bullying & stress management.


Proud to be me:
 Including a focus on employability skills, career interests and self-esteem and the media

Law, Crime & Society: Including a focus on criminals, laws and society, law making in the UK and prisons, reform & punishment.


Dangerous Society Online and Offline:
Including a focus on county lines, substance misuse, grooming and child exploitation.

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

LBGTQ+ Explored
Including a focus on what LGBTQ+ is, homophobia and transphobia and supporting those that are LGBTQ+


Identity, Relationships & Sex Education
With a focus on healthy relationships, dealing with conflict, periods & menstrual cycle and an introduction to contraception

Key Stage 4 Information:


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


The Holocaust:
Including a focus on defining The Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, treatment of enemies and how the Holocaust came to an end


Essential Life Skills:
Including a focus on the importance of happiness, First Aid, saving and money management and social media and online stress.

Combatting Extremism & Terrorism:
 Including a focus on extremism in all its forms, what terrorism is, the radicalisation process and counter terrorism.


Legal & Illegal Drugs:
 Including a focus on different types of addiction, drug classification and substance abuse.  

Sex, The Law and Consent:
Including a focus on sexual consent, FGM, relationships & partners and an introduction to STIs.


Contraception & STIs:
Including a focus on contraception available and the reliability, sexual harassment & stalking, HIV & Aids

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