Pupils will continue to build on the skills and experience acquired in Year 7. There are four broad areas of study under the following headings:

Understanding Yourself

In Year 8, pupils will research jobs and careers through a software package called “Kudos”.  Pupils will also look at the personal attributes required for different careers.                                                                      

In Year 9, “Learn to Earn” will provide two engaging and thought provoking sessions that challenge pupils to make the connection between education, training and employment. They will work in small groups and individually.

Health and Sex Education

In Year 8, Cornerhouse group from Hull will deliver sessions that are both informative and fun.  Pupils will be encouraged to ask questions and talk about their thoughts and beliefs with regard to gender, self-esteem and delay.

In Year 9, ‘Adolescence’ will be studied to enable pupils to become aware of their own identity and develop their values and  beliefs. Sex related issues are studied and pupils also have the opportunity to learn some “Emergency First Aid”.

Developing Relationships

In Year 8, pupils focus on relationships, particularly looking at socialising with the opposite sex and friendship groups.                                                                                                                                       

In Year 9, pupils examine what causes conflict between teenagers and parents, and they investigate the rights and responsibilities that young adults have.

Developing as a Citizen

Year 9 look at equality in relationships and through discussion, learn about the actions that promote “healthy” relationships. The Learn to Earn sessions also allows pupils to  engage in a range of hands-on activities, including role-play interviews and a board game, to help them understand how education is key to their future success and happiness.