PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education)

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education

What is PSHE Education?

PSHE education is a planned program of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. The program is divided into three modules of study – 

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Sex and Relationships
  • British Values and budgeting

All year 7 to 11 students have dedicated PSHE lessons, tailored to equip them with the life skills needed to be happy and successful members of the community. Below is an outline of what the Blenheim pupils do in their PSHE lessons each year, although it is not only limited to specialist lessons, it can be taught across a range of different subjects, as well as trips, year group assemblies and through specialist speakers to address more sensitive issues. 

If you ever have any questions relating to PSHE, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter Leidig, PSHE Co-ordinator by email at


Year Group

Autumn Term 2018: Health and Wellbeing.


Spring Term 2019: Sex and Relationships.

Summer Term 2019: British Values and budgeting.

Year 7:

Introduction to PSHE

Food groups

The benefits of exercise

The effects of sugar

Alcohol and drug awareness

Types of positive relationship

Online relationships

Negative relationships


Making healthy choices

Key points of being a democracy

Local and national elections

The legal system

Free press and the 

freedom of speech

Living in a multi faith society

Year 8:

Diet and nutrition

Healthy eating 

The benefits of exercise

The sugar effect

Alcohol and drug awareness

Online relationships

Difference and diversity

Positive relationships

Making healthy choices

Attitudes Towards LGBT

Community cohesion

Prejudice and discrimination

Religious tolerance

The benefits of a multi-cultural society


Year 9:

Eating disorders

Body image

The importance of exercise

Smoking, drugs and legal highs

Learning to relax.



STIs and contraception

Healthy relationships

Managing risks

Stereotypes and discrimination

Rights and responsibilities

Human rights

British law

Benefits of a diverse society


Year 10:

Mental health

Stress and depression

Unbalanced diet

Cigarettes and alcohol

The benefits of exercise

Marriage and civil partnerships

Living together

Where to go for advice

Impact of negative relationships 

Sexuality and orientation

The main political parties

Extremism and intolerance

Civil and criminal law of England

Actions and consequences

Compulsory voting


Year 11: (Careers Focus)

Personal statements

Curriculum Vitae

Interview preparation

Cover letters 


Managing a budget

Parenting skills

Risky situations

Rights and responsibilities

Dangers of Pornography

STI prevention 

Community and Identity

Prejudice and stereotypes


Influencing attitudes

Why is budgeting important?

Money matters




Download the PSHE Calendar