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  England: PSHE curriculum relevance
Updated 10 January 2002, 16.41

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
1 Pupils should be taught:

[A] assess their strengths in relation to personality, work and leisure
[B] respecting differences between people, developing their own sense of identity
[C] recognise how others see them, give and receive constructive feedback
[D]emotions associated with loss and change caused by death, divorce, separation and new family members
[E]personal qualifications and skills, choices at key stage 4, the changing world of work
[F}targets for key stage 4, seeking out help with career plans
[G]influences on spending, managing personal money.

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle
2 Pupils should be taught:

[A]physical and emotional changes that take place at puberty
[B] how to keep healthy, influences on health, including the media
[C]an appropriate balance between work, leisure and exercise can promote physical and mental health
[D]facts, laws, school rules, about alcohol and tobacco, risks of drugs
[E]relationships, reproduction, contraception, STDs, HIV and high-risk behaviours including early sexual activity
[F]recognise and manage risk in lifestyles, environments and travel
[G}pressure from others can threaten personal safety, developing effective ways of resisting pressures
[H} basic emergency aid procedures

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people
3 Pupils should be taught:

[A stereotyping, prejudice, bullying, racism and discrimination
[B]empathising with people different from themselves
[Cthe nature of friendship
[D]cultural norms in society, lifestyles and relationships
[E]changes in, and pressure on relationships with friends and family
[F] the role and importance of marriage in family relationships
[G]the role and feelings of parents and carers, the value of family life
[H] that goodwill is essential to positive relationships
[I]negotiation within relationships, when and how to make compromises
[J]resisting pressures to do wrong
[K]communicating confidently with peers and adults.

Breadth of opportunities
4 pupils should be taught 1,2 and 3 through opportunities to:

[A] take responsibility
[B] feel positive about themselves
[C] participate
[D]make real choices and decisions
[E]meet and work with people
[F] develop relationships
[G] consider social and moral dilemmas
[H] find information and advice
[I] prepare for change

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