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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

GCSE Results Day 2021


PSHE covers four core themes, Health and Well-being, Relationships, Citizenship and Living in the Wider World – Economic well-being, careers and the world of work.  Pupils will develop their ability to:

  • Recognise the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • Offer reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others.
  • Accept and engage with the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual and tolerance
  • Be aware of their Personal wellbeing, embrace change, feel positive about who they are and, enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. 

Information about the PSHE Department

Curriculum Vision 

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Curriculum Intent 

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Curriculum Sequencing 


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 7

Managing change and keeping myself safe

Starting secondary school

Road safety


Democracy and dictatorship. Different forms of government

Human rights

Work related learning

Relationships and families

Growing up


Exam Stress and revision techniques

Money matters

Year 8

British Citizenship and values including the rule of law and freedom of faith

Immigration/extremism and radicalisation


Drugs and alcohol education

Tenner challenge and work

Mental Health


Year 9

Aspirations and self esteem

Relationship and Sex education

Drugs education

The economy

Safe relationships

Exam stress and anxiety 


Rights and responsibilities.


Year 10

Healthy lifestyles

Mental Health

Relationship and Sex Education

Relationship and Sex Education

Mental health and exam stress

Work experience

Year 11

Preparation for exams and life beyond Worthing High




Preparation for exams and life beyond Worthing High

Current issues for young people in the locality


Preparation for exams and life beyond Worthing High



Preparation for exams and life beyond Worthing High






Aims of the PSHE Department

PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which young people acquire knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.  The PSHE curriculum equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.  It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.  The PSHE curriculum provides opportunities for students to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future. 

Departmental Staff

PSHE is led by Ms Schuler* and delivered by a wide range of experience staff.  

*Ms K Boyce is currently Subject Leader for PSHE 


  • High quality classrooms, with access to modern AV facilities are used for all lessons.
  • We also have access to 5 purpose build ICT classrooms with modern IT facilities

Our Philosophy

Helping Worthing High students making healthy choices.

Key Stage Three (Year 7-9)

Students have a lesson once a fortnight covering a range of topics within the four core themes Health and Well-being, Relationships, Citizenship and Living in the Wider World – Economic well-being, careers and the world of work

KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

Students in year 10 and 11 follow a similar route to KS3 covering the four core themes of PSHE with the course tailored to meet the students’ needs as they approach their GCSE exams.

Additional Sessions

Alongside the curriculum that is delivered by the school’s teachers, a range of external agencies come into school to deliver specialist sessions including the NHS, the Police, and Safe in Sussex.