Perspectives & Insight

What are the key features of the programmes of study?

The course is designed to develop students’ thinking and points of view on the world's big
issues. It blends the National Curriculum themes of Religious Studies, Citizenship, Health,
Careers and Enterprise education.

Perspectives is designed to open minds, explore ideas and develop transferable skills.
The key purpose throughout the course is for students to be able to reflect on their own
existence and contribution to society, as well as on a global scale in order to help them
become compassionate, interesting, informed and opinionated citizens of our world.

What will my child study in Year 7?

There are three fundamental strands to the Perspectives course: namely the exploration of
the perspectives, cultures, religions and governments from around the world; the application
of skills; and personal development around careers, health and enterprise. For example, whilst
planning a charitable event, students will be expected to explore the impact of poverty in the
UK and around the world and to think about their own personal qualities that could impact

What will my child study in Year 8?

As we continue to build skills for learning we develop connections with other subjects. For
example we explore speaking and listening skills in preparation for the “Live Debate: Should
eating meat be outlawed?” Students will have the opportunity to research the moral, ethical,
religious and political perspectives of various topics, culminating in the final debate. The skills
focus supports work explored in History, Geography and English. They will also develop their
presentation and research skills throughout the year.

What will my child study in Year 9?

Students will have the opportunity to explore their subject choices for Year 10 in a range of
activities to support careers education. Students will develop a Personal Statement, refine
their interview techniques and explore the career paths available to them. Additional projects
will further develop their understanding of wider social issues including relationships, the law
and political systems.
What homework and enrichment opportunities will my child have?
Homework is set once every three weeks and may include a focus on student organisation
and preparation for class work. On some occasions, students will set their own home learning
objectives. Students will access the details for the homework via “Classcharts”.
How is my child assessed?
The students are assessed half-termly. We will use a range of strategies for assessing student
progress. In addition, we encourage students to use peer and self-assessment as a regular
part of lessons to assess their own progress and identify their own targets

What is in the Insight course?

Insight is a course across several topics, which are designed to help you develop the skills you will need to have a
happy, healthy and successful life once you leave school.
You will have one lesson per week and it will be assessed after each topic is completed.

Topics that you study in Insight:

Year 10:
• Relationships and Sex Education.
• Diversity.
• Careers.
• Money.
• First Aid.

Year 11:
• Relationships and Sex Education.
• Ethics.
• Careers.
• Crime, Rights and Justice.
• Mental Health and Wellbeing.

How will you learn?
• Discussions.
• Pair or teamwork.
• Research.
• Visitors from outside.
• Practical work.