Expectations for Students/Learning outcomes

Strand 1: Who am I?

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. How i see myself and others
  1. 1.1

    appreciate the importance of building their own self-esteem and that of others

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  2. 1.2

    welcome individual difference based on an appreciation of their own uniqueness

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2. Being an adolescent
  1. 1.3

    participate in informed discussions about  the impact of  physical, emotional, psychological and social development in adolescence

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  2. 1.4

    recognise how sexuality and gender identity is part of what it means to be human and has biological, psychological, cultural, social and spiritual dimensions

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3. Self-management
  1. 1.5

    identify short, medium and long-term personal goals and ways in which they might be achieved

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  2. 1.6

    apply decision-making skills in a variety of situations

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  3. 1.7

    source appropriate and reliable information about health and wellbeing

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4. My rights and the rights of others
  1. 1.8

    explain how stereotyping can contribute to a person’s understanding and experience of rights and wellbeing

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  2. 1.9

    appreciate the importance of respectful and inclusive behaviour in promoting a safe environment free from bias and discrimination

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Strand 2: Minding myself and others

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Being healthy
  1. 2.1

    evaluate how diet, physical activity, sleep/rest and hygiene contribute to self-confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing

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  2. 2.2

    critique the impact of the media, advertising and other influences on one’s decisions about health and wellbeing

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  3. 2.3

    describe what promotes a sense of belonging in school, at home and in the wider community and their own role in creating an inclusive environment

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  4. 2.4

    distinguish between appropriate care giving and receiving

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2. Substance use
  1. 2.5

    demonstrate the personal and social skills to address pressure to smoke, to drink alcohol and/or use other substances

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  2. 2.6

    reflect on the personal, social and legal consequences of their own or others' drug use

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  3. 2.7

    critique information and supports available for young people in relation to substance use

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3. Respectful communication
  1. 2.8

    use the skills of active listening and responding appropriately in a variety of contexts

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  2. 2.9

    use good communication skills to respond to criticism and conflict

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4. Anti-bullying
  1. 2.10

    describe appropriate responses to incidents of bullying

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  2. 2.11

    appraise the roles of participants and bystanders  in incidents of bullying

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  3. 2.12

    review the school’s anti-bullying policy and internet safety guidelines explaining the implications for students’ behaviour and personal safety

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Strand 3: Team up

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Having a friend and being a friend
  1. 3.1

    establish what young people value in different  relationships and how this changes over time

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  2. 3.2

    evaluate  attitudes, skills and values that help to make, maintain and end friendships respectfully

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  3. 3.3

    recognise their capacity to extend and receive friendship

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2. The relationship spectrum
  1. 3.4

    explain the different influences on relationships and levels of intimacy

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  2. 3.5

    analyse relationship difficulties experienced by young people

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3. Sexuality, gender identity and sexual health
  1. 3.6

    describe fertility, conception, pre-natal development and birth, and the particular health considerations for each

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  2. 3.7

    explain what it means to take care of their sexual health

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  3. 3.8

    demonstrate assertive communication skills in support of responsible, informed decision making about relationships and sexual health that are age and developmentally appropriate

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  4. 3.9

    reflect on the personal and social dimensions of sexual orientation and gender identity

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4. Media influence on relationships and sexuality
  1. 3.10

    critically analyse the use of sexual imagery and gender stereotyping in various forms of media

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  2. 3.11

    critique the influence of media on their understanding of sexuality and sexual health

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Strand 4: My mental health

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Positive mental health
  1. 4.1

    explain what it means to have positive mental health

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  2. 4.2

    appreciate the importance of talking things over including recognising the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour

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  3. 4.3

    practise some relaxation techniques

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2. Mental health and mental ill-health
  1. 4.4

    participate in an informed discussion about mental  health issues experienced by young people and/or their friends and family

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  2. 4.5

    appreciate what it means to live with mental ill-health

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  3. 4.6

    critique mental health services available to young people locally

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  4. 4.7

    explain the significance of  substance use for one’s   mental health

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3. Dealing with tough times
  1. 4.8

    practise  a range of strategies for building resilience

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  2. 4.9

    use coping skills for managing life’s challenges

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4. Loss and bereavement
  1. 4.10

    explain the wide range of life events where they might experience loss and bereavement

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  2. 4.11

    outline the personal, social, emotional and physical  responses to loss and bereavement

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  3. 4.12

    compare how loss and bereavement are portrayed in a variety of contexts and cultures

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  4. 4.13

    describe how they might care for themselves and be supportive of others in times of loss or bereavement

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