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GCSE results 2020: 35% of grades achieved were the top 9-7 grades!OUTSTANDING: Personal development, behaviour and welfare (Ofsted, 2017)“Governors and staff promote positive relationships combined with high aspirations for themselves and pupils” (Ofsted, 2017)"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding" (Ofsted, 2017)GCSE results 2020: English, 91% / Maths 86% achieved a grade of 9-4OUTSTANDING: Effectiveness of leadership and management (Ofsted, 2017)..the school's culture of respect for all and positive relationships, summarised succinctly in "do your best and be nice" (Ofsted, 2017)GCSE results 2020: The proportion of students who achieved both English and Maths at grade 9-4 is a truly impressive 82%!Virtual Open Evening: Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Dedicated website is due for release here at 6 pm on 23 September 2020

Learning about Life is core classroom provision for students’ well-being and understanding of the world around them

Three traditional subjects are taught in Learning about Life:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education (including Sex and Relationships Education)
  • Religious Education
  • Citizenship

Four key principles or Rs are taught and expected from students in all Learning about Life lessons.  They are:

  • Respect – for yourself, others and the environment.
  • Reflection – on who you are, what others believe and the progress you are making.
  • Responsibility – for your actions, the way you behave and for your community.
  • Resilience – persevere and keep working hard when difficulties arise.

Students’ well-being is also taught as an integral part of the tutor programme under the title of World Class Wellbeing.

It is a non-examined subject. 



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 7

Online safety and appropriate use

Use of Ipads

Online safety


Growing Up


Body image

Personal hygiene


God of all faiths or none?

Science v God


Big Bang

Do animals have rights?

Battery farming

Animal rights

Animal testing

Religious views


Digital Literacy

Scams and schemes

Cyber-bullying (peer pressure)

A creator’s rights

How do we know what is right or wrong?

Human Rights

10 commandments

Moral choices

Year 8

Teen Issues

Food and exercise

Eating disorders

Mental health


Digital Literacy

My media

Safe online talk

Which me should I be?



GCSE Options


Colleges and University

Who is God and the cycle of life

Who was Jesus?

Reincarnation: Christian, Indian and Hindu beliefs



How to start business

How to make a profit

Risk Taking

Medicines and legal substances

Illegal drugs and risk taking behaviour

Alcohol awareness

Anti bullying


Year 9

Relationships and sex


Contraception and STIs

Healthy/unhealthy relationships/Porn


What is the secret of a happy life?

Buddhism and the Dali Lama

Crime and Punishment

Role of the Police

Human rights


Online crime

Racism, Prejudice and discrimination

Civil rights cases

Martin Luther King



Internet abuse


Digital Literacy

Digital footprint

Identifying high quality sites

Cyberbullying crossing the line

Rework, reuse, remix

Internet privacy


Happy and Healthy

Promoting happiness



Substance misuse

Problems associated with poor wellbeing

Year 10

Money and Finance





Healthy Lifestyles and relationships

Sex and relationships

Mental health

Pregnancy and abortion

Identity in the UK

Race and culture



Identity on the net

Digital Literacy

Private today public tomorrow

Protecting data

Breaking down hate speech

image editing

collective intelligence

Moral Dilemmas

Making moral decisions

Doing the kind thing

Decisions around alcohol and drugs

Moral dilemma in digital us

*Work Experience and careers

Preparing for work experience

Health and safety in the workplace

Year 11

*Domestic and dating abuse

Career and college applications

Safety and respect in a relationship

Applying for college

Being safe online/sexting

Risky online relationships 

Role of religion in society

Dangers of religion


Conflict & resolution




Healthy lifestyles - growth mindset

Marginal gains


Mental well-being

Looking after yourself and others

Driving safely

Going out at night


Alcohol awareness

*Study skills and exam preparation

revision techniques

Relaxation techniques

Exam techniques


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