Personal Curriculum Key Stage 4

The Personal Curriculum KS4

The personal faculty is responsible for the following programmes: Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE), ‘The world around us’, including Religious Education (RE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), Physical Education, (PE) and the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of the students.


All departments within the faculty will have the opportunity to achieve a range of formal qualifications:

PE PSHE The world around us

ASDAN Sport and Fitness Short Course


GCSE PE Short Course


Entry Level PE

ASDAN New Horizons



ASDAN PSHE Short Course

ASDAN Beliefs and Values Short Course
When studying for these qualifications, students are encouraged to develop skills in reasoning, problem solving, analysing, literacy, numeracy and ICT. These skills are intended to enable the students to succeed across all subjects and within the world around them.

The personal curriculum focuses on students acquiring the knowledge, understanding and skills they require in order to develop self-management skills for both now and in the future. They will be encouraged to develop the qualities and attitudes required to thrive as individuals and members of society. The personal curriculum also puts a strong emphasis on the following:


  • developing essential employability skills.
  • reducing or removing barriers to learning, such as bullying, low self-esteem, unhealthy and risky behaviours.