Cultures, Society and Ethics
In cultures, society and ethics, we COVER ASPECTS of the PSHE curriculum (personal, social, health and economic education) as well as aspects of the RSE curriculum (relationship and sex education). We also look at what it is like to live in modern britain and cover aspects of religion and philosophy. The subject helps students at Stanborough to develop spiritually and morally and to become emotionally intelligent citizens who are able to make informed decisions.
Head of Department: Mr R Collinson
What will students study?
In Key Stage Three students study a range of topics including personal, social and health education and relevant aspects of the relationships and sex education curriculum. They also look at different religions and what it is like to live in modern Britain today.
All students study a course called Cultures, Society & Ethics (CSE). In this, non-examined course students study a range of modules which reflect what it means to be a member of our and other communities. It incorporates issues which have big impacts on the lives of student and young people like alcohol; family life; the Holocaust; relationships; stress & well-being.
This CSE course covers many of the areas of study in the new statutory RSE Curriculum.
How can I support my child in this subject?
Ensure your child completes all homework. Encourage your child to watch the news regularly and help and provide access to internet/library resources. Encourage an open, unprejudiced approach to other faiths and beliefs.
What equipment does my child need in this subject?
For CSE, your child will need to keep a well-stocked pencil case, in line with Stanborough School expectations. Students will also need to have access to colouring pencils and/or pens both in school and at home. Students are expected to be responsible for this themselves. They can purchase some items in the school Stationary Store in the LRC.
Celebrating successes in this subject
We celebrate success in CSE in a number of ways. We use individual feedback to students on work and often work is displayed on the walls of the CSE rooms.
We also use the school rewards structure including the awarding of Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and subject prizes in the Achievement Evenings. We also try to contact home regularly through calls and postcards.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Visits
In recent years we have run a number of extra-curricular activities. This ranges from visits to places of worship to fit with Key Stage 3 curriculum aims, to visits from representatives from faith groups and speakers from the Holocaust Education Trust.