Well-Being

Year 7

Term 1 – Relationships: This term looks at forming new and positive relationships at the Academy as well as looking at our influences.
Term 2 – Love: This term looks at students’ perceptions of love, emotions and moods before moving on to physical body changes during puberty.
Term 3 – Happiness: This term looks at how we can show kindness and gratitude and also how different types of happiness can influence our lives, study and well-being.
Term 4 – Adversity: This term looks at how we can overcome difficulties during our lives and also some famous people who have had to overcome adversity.
Term 5 - First Impressions:  This term looks at character education and how we present ourselves in different situations and scenarios.
Term 6 – Addiction: This term looks at peer pressure and how to deal with this.  We focus also on smoking and the impact of smoking on our health.

Year 8

Well-being in Year 8 is taught by your child’s tutor in conjunction with a specialist Well-being tutor.

Terms 1-3 - Healthy Bodies Programme (Alcohol and Substance Education in conjunction with the Academy nurse and Health and Well-being Advisor)
Terms 4-6 -  Healthy Minds Programme (Penn Resilience Programme)

Year 9

Well-being in Year 9 is taught by your child’s tutor in conjunction with a specialist Well-being tutor.

Terms 1-3 - Healthy Minds Programme (Penn Resilience Programme)
Terms 4-6 - Healthy Bodies Programme (Alcohol and Substance Education in conjunction with the Academy nurse and Health and Well-being Advisor)

Year 10

General Studies in Year 10 is taught by your child’s tutor following a planned curriculum structure:

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Image
  • Modern Families
  • Success and Failure
  • Emotional and Physical Health
  • Personal Development

Year 11

Term 1 – Good Citizenship:  This term looks at what it means to be British and a good citizen; including Government, Diversity and Media Bias.
Term 2 – Responsibility:  This term looks at Human Rights and Responsibilities and how these promote Well-being.  
Term 3 – Online Identity:  This term gives students the chance to practice their examination skills in a case-study orientated sequence of lessons on online identity and privacy. 
Term 4 – Big Brother:  This term looks at privacy in the wider-sense of community and how organisations promote or destroy this.
Term 5 – Europe: In line with the AQA Pre-Release Materials, we will look at and consider the issue of Europe and the E.U. this term in preparation for Unit 1.
Term 6 - Revision.

Click here to view the General Studies Specification

Click here for past papers