THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Years 7-9

Contact: Mrs H. Green

Course Aims

The aim of PDC is for students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. The variety of lessons, topics and extra- curricular activities enables students to develop the qualities and attributes that they need to thrive as individuals and members of society.

We deliver a spiral curriculum, in which we build on issues going up the school.

Course Content

Year 7

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5/6
PD: Transitions CEIAG: The Value of Money RSE: Friendships C: The environment and globalisation PD: Being safe and being healthy

Year 8

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5/6
CEIAG: The Real Game C: Democracy RSE: The Media and Relationships C: Consumerism PD: Being safe and being healthy

Year 9

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5/6
C: Law and Order CEIAG 14+ Options RSE: The Media and Relationships C: Business Ethics PD: Being safe and being healthy

Extra Curricular Activities

Waste Watchers (Year 7); On-line safety show (Year 7); Health Day (Year 8); Enteprise Day (Year 9); Careers in Science lessons (Year 9)

Careers Advice

The first unit of work in Year 8 involves students working in groups on “The Real Game”. This relates to CEIAG. We also run a Careers Project in Year 8 forms with external providers. In Year 9 we organise talks and trips relating to careers and run Enterprise Day for all students. In Year 9 students are able to have individual careers interviews with our independent advisor.

How you will be assessed:

In class by your tutor in line with school assessment policy.