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Did you learn PSHE at school?

Did you learn PSHE at school?

PSHE (sometimes also known as PSHCE or, as it was in my school, PSHCEE) is currently a non-statutory subject, with the government producing mere guidance as to the topics to be covered. As a result, the quality of teaching and the experience of PSHE will vary from school to school.

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Did you learn PSHE at school?

If so, what kind of topics were covered?

What did you think to the teaching you received (if any)?


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One thing I notice on the new RSE guidelines is that primary schools are not obliged to teach sex education. I distinctly remember being in year 5 and 6 while they delivered sex education. The reality is there are children in this country getting pregnant aged 12 and above, there are children aged 10 that I have dealt with in my job who had pornography on their mobile phones.

PSHE to me often feels as though it is the product of neglected parenting and this often frustrates me. However, I believe that the importance of consent and the legal basics of sex education must be delivered to children at least in year 6.
We did but the school didn't really care. 2 or 3 slides and a 3 min video and thats about it. Nobody cared in class, people on their phones and talking....thats about it rlly...
Ohh alongside brief sessions in morning registration, my high school had PHSCE Days.

Two days out of the school year, our regular timetable would go completely out the window, and we only had lessons regarding a single PHSCE topic. The one I remember most was sex ed day. I can't begin to tell you how bonkers everyone got after spending the whole day watching cheesy sex ed PSAs from the early 00s, googling pictures of STDs and putting condoms on a dildo.
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If it was covered at school I don't remember doing it :wink: Saying that there might have been a couple of days or form time related to a particular topic but nobody took it seriously.
However at college we did something similar to PSHE which was quite in depth and was made quite interesting :smile:
We had literally nothing, then they acted surprised when all the bullying and sexism claims came out :tongue:
Original post by Doppelgengar
Ohh alongside brief sessions in morning registration, my high school had PHSCE Days.

Two days out of the school year, our regular timetable would go completely out the window, and we only had lessons regarding a single PHSCE topic. The one I remember most was sex ed day. I can't begin to tell you how bonkers everyone got after spending the whole day watching cheesy sex ed PSAs from the early 00s, googling pictures of STDs and putting condoms on a dildo.

That sounds quite an interesting idea.

I remember those cringy sex ed videos from the early 00s! I have no idea why they were still being shown in 2014 but there we are...
Original post by Chronoscope
If it was covered at school I don't remember doing it :wink: Saying that there might have been a couple of days or form time related to a particular topic but nobody took it seriously.
However at college we did something similar to PSHE which was quite in depth and was made quite interesting :smile:

What did they do at college to make it interesting?
Original post by becausethenight
We had literally nothing, then they acted surprised when all the bullying and sexism claims came out :tongue:

*Sigh*
Original post by CatusStarbright
That sounds quite an interesting idea.

I remember those cringy sex ed videos from the early 00s! I have no idea why they were still being shown in 2014 but there we are...

What did they do at college to make it interesting?

*Sigh*

At my college they made it into a separate level 2 qualification so you'd get a certificate at the end. Basically we would have to complete different quizzes each week depending on the topic being covered - e.g. we'd get told about county lines, run hide tell, gun + knife crime, small intro to American politics, things like that :smile: We'd get multiple attempts with the quizzes (different questions each time) though if we weren't happy with the score though but it made it fun :yep:
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Original post by Chronoscope
At my college they made it into a separate level 2 qualification so you'd get a certificate at the end. Basically we would have to complete different quizzes each week depending on the topic being covered - e.g. we'd get told about county lines, run hide tell, gun + knife crime, small intro to American politics, things like that :smile: We'd get multiple attempts with the quizzes (different questions each time) though if we weren't happy with the score though but it made it fun :yep:

That sounds like a good way to encourage engagement!

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