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Last Updated: Mon November 08 2004 18:03 GMT

Wales: PSE

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Knowledge and understanding

Physical aspect

Know the effects of and risks of:

  • Legal and illegal drugs
  • Diet, good health and the importance of food safety
  • Mental and physical benefits of regular exercise

    Sexual aspect

  • Different methods of contraception, safer sex procedures
  • Laws relating to sexual behaviour

    Emotional aspect

  • The range of emotions and feelings they experience and understand the "self-talk" involved
  • Know how to resolve conflict and negotiate agreement.

    Vocational aspect

  • Develop understanding of aptitudes, interests, and personal qualities
  • Make informed choices about learning and careers
  • Changing requirements of the work place
  • Impact of new technology
  • The importance of planning for the financial future

    Learning aspect

  • Using preferred learning styles to improve learning performance
  • Managing time and personal organisation

    Attitudes and values

    PSE provision should enable pupils to:

  • Show care and consideration for others
  • Have respect for themselves and others
  • Value cultural diversity and equal opportunity
  • Value friends and families as a source of love and support
  • Have a responsible attitude towards keeping the body safe and healthy
  • Value their own achievements and success, be committed to lifelong learning
  • Consider the deeper questions in life and the search for meaning and purpose
  • Be disciplined and take responsibility for actions and decisions
  • Be moved by injustice, exploitation and denial of human rights
  • Be committed to practical involvement in the community
  • Develop a sense of personal responsibility towards the environment


    PSE provision should enable pupils to:

  • Listen attentively, and respond appropriately
  • Communicate confidently one's feelings and views
  • Critically evaluate others' viewpoints and messages from the media
  • Empathise with others' experiences and feelings
  • Use a range of techniques for personal reflection
  • Make and maintain friendships and negotiate behaviour in a relationship
  • Be assertive and resist unwanted peer pressure and other influence
  • Use a range of strategies to resolve conflict
  • Make decisions and choices effectively
  • Ask for help, support and advice
  • Make moral judgements and resolve moral issues
  • Action plan and set targets
  • Review and reflect on learning
  • Work both independently and co-operatively
  • Manage time and meet deadlines
  • Make reasoned judgements
  • Take part in debates and vote on issues
  • Administer basic first aid

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