Personal and Social Education

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Personal and Social Education (PSE) is a component of the state school curriculum in Wales. It is compulsory for all students at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 (5 to 16 years old), and shares some similar elements with Personal, Social and Health Education and citizenship education in England. These include:

The PSE Framework

For each Key Stage, targets for Knowledge & Understanding are set in each of the Aspects (listed below); additionally, targets for the development of Attitudes & Values and Skills are prescribed across all Aspects. ACCAC, the curriculum authority for Wales, publishes these targets in the PSE Framework (2000). While it is not compulsory for schools to use the Framework, they are expected to use schemes of work in order to standardise practice across teachers and classes.

Aspects:

  • Social
  • Community
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Vocational
  • Learning
  • Environmental

See also

Education in Wales

External link

ACCAC, the curriculum authority for Wales (http://www.accac.org.uk)

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