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Year 11 Society and Ethics

Society and Ethics Year 11 Curriculum Overview

What is the Year 11 Society and Ethics curriculum aiming to achieve?

What do we want our Year 7 (Historians) to be like?

How are we building on prior learning?

How can parents/carers support their child’s learning?

  • Informed
  • Make safe decisions
  • Critical thinkers
  • Inclusive
  • Self-aware
  • Thinking of the future



  • Augmenting Key Stage 3 learning regarding critical thinking and British Values
  • Revisiting Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 learning about employability and future choices
  • Revisiting Key Stage 3 learning about mental health
  • Extending Key Stage 3 learning about personal finances
  • Have open discussions about relationship values
  • Discuss your child’s ideas for the future. Tell them about your job and skills and introduce them to others. Discuss post 16 options, attend college and sixth form open days
  • Encourage your child to take part in extracurricular activities in and outside of school to broaden skills


How are we organising the Year 11 Society and Ethics curriculum?


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The Media and Prevent



Personal Wellbeing (Mental Health)





Personal Finance



Government and Politics




Threshold Concepts


To be able to think critically about information in the media – is it true, accurate, biased?


To understand that our mental health needs positively looking after and strategies to manage stress

To think carefully about future pathways, covering apprenticeships, college and A-levels



To have an understanding of how money is earned, taxes paid, expenses and budgeting



To have a basic understanding of the main political parties and know how our voting system works






Critical thinking

Understanding of others’ motivations



Self awareness





Self awareness



Practical money management skills


Critical thinking




Enrichment within

the curriculum

Careers is embedded in the curriculum and referenced in many subjects as the opportunity arises. Critical thinking is a skill practiced across the curriculum in subjects such as English, the Humanities and Science.

Cross curricular links


The Society and Ethics curriculum has links with many other subjects such as:

  • RS (world religions and cultural viewpoints)
  • Maths (Finance and budgeting)

Extra-curricular opportunities


Careers in embedded in the tutor programme with speakers and examples of jobs. The Year 11 Futures programme allows students to visit a higher education establishment and attend an HE fair, alongside motivational speakers and study skills. Emotional wellbeing is embedded within the school ethos in assemblies and the tutor programme. The school actively encourages participation in the National Citizenship Service programme and has a high uptake.


What are the intended outcomes of the Year 11 Society and Ethics curriculum?


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Opportunities to show progress (Assessments)

Assessment is through self-reflection ad extensive discussion. Students are encouraged to gauge their knowledge and skills prior to the unit of work and again at the end. Discussion of the contents and outcomes of the unit allow students to feel confident in their knowledge and develop the skills to question and explore further.

Impact on personal development (SMSC)

RSHE is essential to personal development. It allows age appropriate discussion in a safe environment to explore ideas and garner information. Students will look the wider world, critically assess the information they have been given and make judgements accordingly.


Preparation for the next stage of education

The Society and Ethics curriculum builds in complexity as students move through the school and become more aware of issues outside the bubble of education. It allows students to explore plans for the future and become self-aware about their mental health and managing emotions.