PSHE Learning Outcomes KS4

PSHE Learning Outcomes KS4


Learners are able to:
• identify a range of post-16 options and careers advice and support networks that they can use to plan and negotiate their career pathways
• relate their abilities, attributes and achievements to career plans, setting personal targets and evaluating choices
• complete application procedures, including CVs and personal statements, and prepare for interviews


Learners are able to:
• demonstrate a range of enterprise skills when working independently and with others
• explain some of the financial products and services that will help them manage their current and future personal finances
• demonstrate how to seek out and secure opportunities for learning and work and develop, review and adapt plans for transition from Key Stage 4
• critically evaluate a wide range of goods and services from the consumer’s point of view


Learners are able to:
• calculate and balance the element of positive and negative risk when making decisions related to economic issues and financial and career choices
• recognise that risk assessment and risk management are part of life and give examples of ways to manage and reduce risk in different circumstances

Economic understanding

Learners are able to:
• explain the structure and function of different businesses across the public, private and voluntary sectors and show how some of these could be relevant to their future lives and careers
• explain how employment trends and opportunities are influenced by economic forces and relate these to their own career plans
• explain how finance will pay an important part in their lives and in achieving aspirations, and how changes in the economic environment may impact upon these

Personal identities

Learners are able to:
• make judgements about their personal qualities, skills and achievements and use these to set future goals.
• present themselves confidently and respond positively to praise and criticism.
• explain how changes in personal circumstances may affect their feelings and behaviour, and how they can manage such situations effectively

Healthy lifestyles

Learners are able to:
• describe the short and long-term consequences of personal health choices, including choices relating to sexual activity and substance use and misuse and make decisions based on this knowledge.
• identify some of the causes and symptoms of mental and emotional ill health, and identify strategies for recognising, preventing and addressing these in themselves and others.
• demonstrate confidence in finding professional health advice and help others to do so.
• identify reasons why people might use illegal drugs and explain how drug use can impact on physical, mental and economic aspects of people’s lives, relationships and the wider community


Learners are able to:
• evaluate the potential risks and benefits of personal lifestyle choices including their impact on relationships.
• recognise that risk assessment and management are part of life and give examples of how to manage and reduce risk in different circumstances


Learners are able to:
• develop appropriate relationships with a widening range of adults in a variety of contexts.
• explain the importance of different relationships and associated responsibilities, including the significance of marriage, stable relationships, civil partnerships, and long term commitments.
• describe some of the possible effects of family and other significant events on feelings, emotions and personal wellbeing, and the impact these may have on relationships


Learners are able to:
• explain how differing cultures, faiths and beliefs may influence lifestyle choices, and demonstrate respect for these differences.
• take the initiative in challenging or giving support in connection with offensive or abusive behaviour.

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