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The Ladies' College


(Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education)

PSHCE is an important part of our pastoral provision at The Ladies’ College.

The curriculum is designed to equip students with the tools they need to live safe and happy lives during their time at College and throughout their adult lives.

PSHCE aims to encourage girls to make informed decisions that promote health, happiness and well-being. It aims to create confident and resilient individuals who strive to be the best they can be. It aims to inspire girls to become active members of the community, embracing diversity and playing their part in securing a positive future for all.

Our curriculum design is based on recommendations from the PSHE Association and statutory UK RSE guidelines. An outline is provided below.


Each year, girls will cover the following topics:

Pshce Spa Solid    Health and well-being
Pshce Heart Solid    Relationships (RSE)
Pshce Briefcase Solid    Living in the wider world      


Below is an overview of our programme of study from Remove to Upper Five:

  Remove Lower Four Upper Four Lower Five Upper Five
Michaelmas 1 Transition
Healthy Lifestyles
Mental health, bullying Safe and unsafe social groups, alcohol and drug awareness Mental health and emotional well-being Careers, post 16 options, e-safety
Michaelmas 2 Careers Careers and goal setting E-safety, careers, GCSE choices Money management, gambling Mental health and emotional well-being
Domestic abuse
Lent 1 Drugs, puberty, conception, first aid Healthy relationships, consent, LGBTQ+, gender stereotypes, FGM Sexual health, consent and the law, domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation Healthy relationships, domestic abuse, contraception, STIs Cancer awareness, sexual health, pornography
Lent 2
Identity, diversity, E-safety Equality, diversity and protected characteristics Healthy lifestyles and body image Road Safety Inclusion, belonging and addressing extremism and radicalisation Family life, LGBTQ+, Managing unwanted attention
Trinity 1 Healthy relationships. Self-worth/self-esteem E-Safety LGBTQ+, starting out in relationships, relationship expectations Careers  
Trinity 2 Money management, personal finance Drugs, alcohol and tobacco awareness Local Government (The States of Guernsey) Drugs and tobacco awareness, e-safety, homelessness awareness  


* Parents may request to withdraw their child from Sex Education lessons only.

** Some agency support lessons may take place in a different block depending on their availability