Altrincham Grammar School For Boys

A Grammar School with Academy Status
Labor Omnia Vincit



PSHE Departmental overview - Website information

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning through which young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to lead happy, healthy and successful lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education at AGSB is delivered once a fortnight in an academically rigorous and challenging learning environment, where pupils are encouraged to consider and reflect upon the issues that really matter to them as individuals, family members and as citizens of wider British society.

PSHE at AGSB is further enriched by a number of key initiatives and guest speakers. We have introduced the Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Peer Education Project’, whereby trained Y12 students deliver lessons on mental health to Y7 pupils. Guest speakers have included Dick Moore discussing mental health and The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation who focused upon making safer choices with drugs and alcohol.

KS3 and KS4 year groups: Curriculum Overview






  • Introduction to PSHE 

  • Emotional and physical well being 

  • Drugs: focus on smoking and vaping 

  • Bullying and cyber bullying

  • Communities: focus on challenging prejudice and discrimination

  • Relationships   and sex education: focus on puberty, reproduction and changing relationships

  • Caring for your body 

  • Managing your money 






  • Online safety 

  • Emotional and physical well being 

  • Drugs: focus on recreational drugs such as Cannabis and MDMA 

  • The House of Commons and the role of parliamentary democracy  

  • Risk and safety: focus on the dangers of gambling and online gaming addiction

  • Relationships and sex education: focus on different types of relationships, contraception and STIs 

  • Alcohol 





  • Young people and the law: focus on the criminal justice system, knife crime and social exclusion

  • Relationships and sex education

  • Consent and sexual harassment

  • Coercive, controlling and abusive relationships

  • The dangers of image sharing, sexting and pornography

  • Gender identity 







  • Communities: focus on British society, values and identity

  • Emotional and physical wellbeing: focus on managing your emotions and moods and how to cope with crisis.

  • Ethical consumerism

  • Mental health: ‘Stop the Stigma’ course

  • Drugs and the law

  • Relationships and sex education: focus on sexual health

  • Personal finance






  • Body image: focus on body shaming and negative body image

  • The role of social media

  • Eating disorders and young men

  • Exam stress: focus on anxiety, stress and its symptoms, examination preparation and study skills

  • Drugs and alcohol: focus on how to stay safe in dangerous situations

  • Men’s health: focus on testicular cancer








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