Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl

Personal & Social Education

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1

Rights and responsibilities
School council and elections
Skills day
Stranger danger
Moving up – progress file
Successful Lives

Term 2

Kiddo's choice – All Wales Police programme
Progress file
Careers – Looking at Yourself
Study Skills
Smoking 'stub it out'

Term 3

Money sense
Key skills
Careers – new jobs and old
Careers – stereotypes
Digital competence
Progress file

Year 8

Term 1

Rights and responsibilities
School council
SEAL activities – social and emotional skill development
Progress file
Careers – decisions, decisions

Term 2

Progress file
Key skills
Class act – All Wales Police Programme
Financial Literacy
Study skills

Term 3 - Freedom and Slavery

Progress file
Body Image
Careers – stereotypes
Digital competence

Year 9

Term 1

Rights and responsibilities
School council
Conflict resolution
Personal hygiene

Term 2

Enterprise in Action – EBP
Progress File
Internet safety – All Wales Police Programme
Financial Literacy
Study skills

Term 3

Progress file
Substance misuse
Samaritans – sources of support
Digital competence

Ways in which parents can help:

  1. Learning from real-life experiences is central to personal and social development. PSE sessions help learners to access balanced factual information from a range of sources, and enable them to become more aware of alternative viewpoints. PSE provides excellent opportunities for learners to discuss local and global contemporary issues.
  2. Assist pupils with their revision for tests and exams.
  3. Don't reinforce any prejudices they may have about religion and encourage open minds.

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
  13. Gov UK - Young People
  14. Keep Wales Tidy

Useful books/magazines/publications:

  1. The Encyclopaedia of Religion
  2. Current newspapers/magazines

Key Stage 4

Years 10 and 11

Healthy eating
Mental Wellbeing
Mindfulness & Stress
Suicide Awareness
Gender Issues
Interview techniques
Human Rights
Hate Crimes
Sexual Education and Consent
Safe / abusive relationships

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

Latest News

Useful School Information

  • Notice Board

    Notice Board

    Keep up to date with the latest open evenings, forums and other activities within the school.