PSE is a taught subject which covers aspects of planning for choices and changes, substance misuse, relationships, sexual health and parenthood, in addition to aspects of physical activity, sport and health.

There are six areas which provide a holistic view of health and wellbeing.

  • Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing;
  • Planning for Choices and Changes;
  • Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport;
  • Food and Health;
  • Substance Misuse;
  • Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP).

Through Curriculum for Excellence, health and wellbeing is spread right across the curriculum and it is one of the three core areas that are the responsibility of all staff in the school.

In S1-S4 pupils will receive two periods of PE and one period of PSE each week.  PSE is taught by the Form Class Leader or House Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.

In S5-S6 pupils receive two periods of PE and PSE is delivered through an extraction model using a variety of guest speakers.


Year Group Topics covered in PSE  throughout the year
Who am I?, Employability, MicroTyco, MVP, Bounceback, Digital Citizenship, LGBT, Butterfly Circus, Drugs and Alcohol, Profiling, Puberty

S1 PSE Course Guide

S2 Cyberbullying, Profiling,  Vaping, On Edge, Money Sense, Cannabis, Body Image,  Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), Course Choice, Mentors in Violence Prevention, Grooming, Sexual Health, LGB Equality, Pornography

S2 PSE Course Guide

S3 Relationships, Gender Based Violence, Parenting, Social Media, Substance Misue, Disability, Homophobia, Sexual Health, Consent, Racism, Planning for Choices and Change

S3 PSE Course Guide

S4  Sexual Consent
In S5-S6 pupils receive one period of Health and Wellbeing each week. Pupils have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities during this period. PSE is delivered through an extraction model using a variety of guest speakers throughout the school year (more information below).
S5/6 PSE Programme 2023-24
Please click on the following link to view our S5/6 PSE Programme for session 2023-24. Information will continue to be added to this programme throughout the year.



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