Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl

Health and Wellbeing

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1

Settling into comprehensive
Friendships
Family
Study Habits
Rights and Responsibilities
Introduction to "Our World" – Health, Nutrition and Exercise

Term 2

Continuation of "Our World"
Body Image
Puberty and Personal hygiene
Online Safety and Bullying
Resilience and Growth Mindsets

Term 3

Mental health
Stress
Mindfulness
Revision skills
Global Citizenship (Water, Waste and Litter)
Digital Competency Framework – Litter Project



Year 8

Term 1

Democracy
AYPD – Leadership skills
Smoking
Alcohol
Drugs
Basic First Aid (including Restart a Heart)

Term 2

AYPD – Leadership Skills
Positive Mental Health
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships (including LGBT issues).

Term 3

To be finalised.



Year 9

Term 1

Careers
Digital Competency Framework
Positive Mental Health

Term 2

Positive Mental Health - continued
Healthy Relationships
Unhealthy Relationships
LGBT and gender issues
Sexual consent

Term 3

Human Rights
Criminal Justice
Restorative Justice
Additional topics to be confirmed


Ways in which parents can help:

  1. Learning from real-life experiences is central to personal and social development. Health and Wellbeing sessions help learners to access balanced factual information from a range of sources, and enable them to become more aware of alternative viewpoints. Health and Wellbeing provides excellent opportunities for learners to discuss local and global contemporary issues.

Useful websites:

  1. Wales' youth forum
  2. Christian Aid
  3. Catholic Aid
  4. The Welsh Government Information Service
  5. Show Racism the Red Card
  6. Samaritans
  7. NSPCC
  8. Careers Wales
  9. Young Enterprise Personal finance
  10. Shelter Cymru
  11. Stonewall LGBTQ+ Support
  12. Family Planning Association

For up to date information on KS4 and 5 courses, please see the Options Booklets

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