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
S1 Who am I?, Bounceback, Internet Safety, Road Safety, MicroTyco, Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol, Litter and Vandalism, Profiling, Puberty

http://S1 PSE Course Guide

S2 Cyberbullying, Profiling, The Same but Different, On Edge, Money Sense, Cannabis, Health, Being a Parent/Carer, Body Image, Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), Course Choice, Grooming, Sexual Health, LGB Equality, Pornography

http://S2 PSE Course Guide

S3 Attitudes and Relationships, Communication, Consent and Sexualisation, Course Choice and Future Pathways, Drugs and Alcohol, Social Media, No knives Better Lives, Scarfed for Life, Sexual Health, Study Skills
S4 Moneysense, Mental Health, Self Harm, New Psychoactive Substances and the Law, Safe Drive Stay Alive, Sexual Consent, LGBTQ
S5/6 Financial Education, Organ Donation, Road Safety, Substance Abuse, Cancer Awareness, Gap Years, Blood Cancer, Living Independently



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