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At St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School all our sixth form students get devoted PSHE time each week where our dedicated sixth form tutors cover a wide range of topics, skills and activities. 

Our PSHE programme is designed to complement our academic curriculum and provide students with opportunities to deliberate and reflect on topical issues. The curriculum focuses on Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Learning opportunities in the wider world. We seek to empower our students with the knowledge and skills they require to make informed choices about their current and future live. Sex and Relationship topics are underpinned by our Catholic principles and ethos. We strive to promote our students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by giving them the self-confidence they need to transition into a responsible adult life. Students also benefit from a wide range of enrichment programmes, careers workshop and other activities which are provided by our exceptional sixth form leadership team. 

Our curriculum is both proactive and reactive, as a result we will respond to, and address appropriately, any local/national/global events that may occur. 

YEAR 12 

At the start of Year 12, our emphasis is primarily on making a smooth transition in Post 16 study. In Term 1 students follow the University of Kent Skills for Success programme where they engage with topics such as motivation, organisation and time management. The focus in term 1 is to provide students the skills they need to be successful throughout their time in Sixth Form. 

Other themes covered during the year are: 

  • Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Key Stage 5 PSHE Education 
  • Long Term Plan for the Academic Year 2023/24 
  • Healthy Living and Safety 
  • Respectful Relationships Careers
  • Readiness for Work Planning for the Future 

YEAR 13 

All our Year 13 students receive support and advice in selecting and applying for University places, Apprenticeships and Employment. Our fantastic Sixth Form leadership proactively seek out partnerships with universities and employers who offer a wide range of careers advice and exposure to Post-18 options. 

Students are offered the opportunity to attend university and apprenticeships fairs and also participate in in-house talks by employers. 

In addition to these, the following theme are covered during PSHE lessons: 

  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing 
  • Planning for future Careers 
  • Financial Choices and Independent Living 
  • Exam Techniques/ Managing exam stress