Melksham Oak Learning & Education

Personal Develoment

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." Albert Einstein

In the 21st century, we are faced with increasingly challenging and complex issues. New technologies allow us to create life, to interact easily with people on the other side of the world, to kill hundreds of thousands with just one bomb.

The subjects that make up the personal development curriculum - religious education; personal, social, and health education; and citizenship - deal with the development of young people as rounded human beings, increasingly becoming aware of themselves as individuals and of their place in the wider community.

At Melksham Oak Community School, we challenge students through stimulating resources and varied activities to reflect, discuss, evaluate, and make decisions. They learn up-to-date information and views about a wide range of topical issues and develop their own values and opinions in response to these.


PSHE & Citizenship

Students are taught in tutor groups at KS3 and in mixed examination groups at KS4. A variety of learning and teaching styles are used to enable the students to learn and experience the topics studied. In key stage 3, classes have one lesson a week. In key stage 4, it is taught in discrete units within the personal development programme.

The curriculum aims to help students to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress, and achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
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