Hellesdon High School

Year 12


  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

Mental Health and 



To recognise signs of change in mental health and wellbeing and demonstrate a range of strategies for building and maintaining positive mental health, including managing stress and anxiety


To assess and manage risk and personal safety in a wide range of contexts, including online; about support in place to safeguard them in these contexts and how to access it

To manage mature friendships, including making friends in new places. To develop and maintain healthy, pleasurable relationships and explore different levels of emotional intimacy.  To use constructive dialogue to support relationships and negotiate difficulties. To manage the ending of relationships safely and respectfully, including online


To understand the moral and legal responsibilities that someone seeking consent has, and the importance of respecting and protecting people’s right to give, not give, or withdraw their consent (in all contexts, including online)


To negotiate, and if necessary be able to assert, the use of contraception with a sexual partner. how to effectively use different contraceptives, including how and where to access them. To evaluate the most appropriate methods of contraception in different circumstances (including emergency contraception)



Spring Term


Living in the wider world



To understand the similarities, differences and diversity among people of different ethnicities, culture, ability, sex, gender identity, age and sexual orientation

To understand the importance of anti-racism and the cultural history of Britain including, its role in slavery and colonialism. The impact of these on groups within Britain today including exploring racism, structural inequality, imperialism and supremacy

Understanding the beliefs and practices of religions in the UK today

Practising religious tolerance


Summer Term


Health and Wellbeing

Financial Education

To develop a nuanced understanding of how to select appropriate contraception in different contexts and relationships. How to reduce the risk of contracting or passing on a sexually transmitted infection (STI). How to take responsibility for their sexual health and know where, and how, to access local and national advice, diagnosis and treatment.

To take responsibility for monitoring personal health and wellbeing, including sun safety, breast awareness and self-examination, testicular self-examination and cervical screening