Christian Head, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4HA

01768 371693

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A Co-operative Academy

Year 9 Personal Development

Personal Development at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School incorporates the subject areas of Citizenship, PHSEE, RE and Work and Careers Education. Students are taught in mixed ability groups and receive 3 lessons per fortnight. The courses build over three years to equip the students with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin to play their roles as young adults in the community.

Year 9 Personal Development Curriculum

  • The Media
  • Global Issues project
  • CEIAG – Preparation for options
  • CEIAG – Preparation for work
  • Sex and relationships education – body image, managing relationships, contraception, STIs and pregnancy
  • Independent Living
  • Health and Fitness- including promoting positive mental health
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • The Life of Buddha
  • The teachings of the Buddha: The Four Noble Truths, The Noble 3 Fold Path and Karma
  • Buddhist temples and shrines – visit
  • Buddhist festivals and key celebrations
  • Environmental awareness

Assessment arrangements

A formally assessed piece of work for each topic is markedon the 1-9 grade scale and students are given summative and formative feedback. In addition regular self-review, peer review and informal feedback from teachers occurs.

Contact for further information - Mrs Joanne Sutterby