At Key Stage 4, pupils will build on the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding they have acquired and developed during the Key Stage 3. PHSE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people are experiencing, the challenges of adolescence and increasing your independence. It teaches the skills which will equip for the challenges of life.
Pupils will be encouraged to manage diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media. PHSE education will enable pupils to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.
Pupils will have opportunities to extend and rehearse the skills, further explore attitudes and values, and deepen knowledge and understanding acquired during Key Stage 3. PHSE education reflects the fact that learners are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.