Course Co-ordinator: Mrs L R Livingston
The Monmouth School for Boys PSHE sessions seek to prepare pupils for the challenges that they will face as they grow up and learn the life skills to enable success beyond school. In Years 7 and 8, the PSHE curriculum focuses on healthy lifestyles, emotional wellbeing, responsibility and respect, internet safety and study skills. Pupils develop knowledge, skills and understanding in developing confidence and making the most of their abilities, in preparing to play an active role as citizens, in developing a healthy, safer lifestyle and in creating good relationships and respecting diversity.
Pupils in Years 9 and 10 build upon these skills and focus on additional topics such as Sex and Relationships, Drugs and Alcohol Awareness, Politics and Democracy, Tackling Homophobia, and Economic Understanding as well as learning life skills such as wiring plugs and plumbing. Year 11 pupils have visits from speakers on issues such as financial management and preparing for independence, alongside PSHE sessions during tutorials.
Throughout the courses there is a strong element of moral and ethical discussion, allowing pupils to formulate and develop their opinions on a wide variety of important issues. The PSHE course is delivered through a variety of media including discussion groups, video footage, ICT and visits from speakers outside the school.
Study Skills Booklet (PDF – 924Kb)