Year 11 Programme of Study
A programme in RSHE for Catholic secondary schools
In September 2021, we will launch our new programme for Year 11. This means that Year 10 who undertook the Year 10/11 programme in 2020/21 will have a new programme to follow in the next academic year.
We are currently in the process of filming the content and writing the sessions. Due to Covid restrictions on film protocols, the content won’t be ready until September 2021. However, we will try to start drip-feeding the content as and when it is made from August 2021.
For planning, we have released the following guidance on the session content.
Last Updated 19 May 2021
***Final content subject to change***
In the Year 11 programme, the format of each session includes:
- Filmed testimony from an individual or individuals on the specific subject matter.
- Filmed discussion by students reflecting on the topic.
- Lesson content including guided discussion, personal and group activities.
- Lesson reflections from our main presenters, Mairi and Nathan
Session 1: Self-Worth
Theme: Religious Understanding (consider teaching in RE)
Strapline: Respect is many-layered, applying to ourselves, others, to God and his Creation. People have innate dignity, deserving respect, no matter what.
Story focus: An interview with a young person/people who have struggled with self-respect and overcome it through a new realisation of how they were created by God to love Him and others.
Session 2: Addiction
Theme: Me, My Body, My Health
Strapline: The pull of short-term highs is strong. Maturity and growth happen through appreciating life as a gift and learning to make a gift of oneself to others.
Story focus: A former drug addict talks about their experiences, what led to it, and what led them out of it.
Session 3: Self-Insight and Self-Care
Theme: Emotional Well-Being
Strapline: Gaining insight into oneself is a key to well-being. So is understanding our deepest needs and the complexities and contradictions within us.
Story focus: A male and female perspective on eating disorders: the cause, impact, and personal journey to greater freedom.
Session 4: Managing Fertility
Theme: Life Cycles
Strapline: Appreciating that sex includes the gift of fertility leads to deeper reflection on how love, life, and sex connect to each other.
Story focus: A married couple shares their experience of how and why they journeyed from using contraception within their marriage to Natural Family Planning.
Session 5: Pornography
Theme: Personal Relationships
Strapline: Sexual desire is powerful. Making it a part of authentic love is a lifelong challenge and responsibility, but one that leads to maturity.
Story focus: A young man and a young woman share their experiences using pornography as a stimulus for masturbation and the impact this had on their health and well-being.
Session 6: STIs
Theme: Keeping Safe
Strapline: The reality of STIs and their impact connects to deeper questions about sexual choices and consequences and how to rethink behaviour that causes harm.
Story focus: A male and female perspective on promiscuity and experiences of contracting STIs.
Session 7: Coercive Control
Theme: Living in the Wider World
Strapline: Recognising the simultaneous differences and connections between rape, victim-blaming, coercive control, sexism, and misogyny can lead to a more just, aware and respectful society with happier, healthier relationships.
Story focus: An interview with a young woman who found herself in a coercive relationship and how she got out of it.