Personal, Religious and Citizenship Education (PRCE)

PRCE is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals, as members of families and of social and economic communities. The Religious Education component of this course is concerned with helping students of all faiths develop open, sensitive, reflective and critical approaches to understanding humankind’s varied religions and beliefs, exploring practices, values, beliefs and lifestyles, relating these to their own experiences and to questions of everyday life, as well as taking into account the views of those who have a non-religious world view.

PRCE actively promotes British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and respect and tolerance for those of different cultures and lifestyles; providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong.
(See also our page on Promoting British Values.)

Key Stage 3 and 4
PRCE comprises a number of focus areas

  • Personal well-being: including sex and relationships; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; emotional health and well-being; nutrition; physical activity; and safety
  • Economic well-being and financial capability: including personal finance; work-related learning; and careers
  • Citizenship education: aiming to build young people’s knowledge, skills and conviction to play an effective role in their communities and country
  • Religious Education

The framework for our provision and much of the work that we will be doing in these lessons is laid down for us in The North Yorkshire Curriculum Entitlement Framework for Personal Social Health Economic Education and Citizenship, Key Stages 3 and 4 and The North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE.

This gives us the following topic areas that we will cover in each year in the PRCE Programme:

Year Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
7 (KS3)

3 per fortnight

Wellbeing Beliefs – does it make sense to believe in God? Judaism Cold Case File – Investigating the empty tomb My place in the world








8 (KS3)

3 per fortnight

What is good and what is right?


Making Choices– options and careers.


Being Sikh and being British


Parliament and the Legal System


Multi Faith Britain


How do we deal with suffering + Buddhism
9 (KS4)

3 per fortnight

Careers and Enterprise


Marriage and Family Life (incl sex outside marriage, contraception and sexuality)


Matters of Life and Death (incl Abortion) Rights and Responsibilities


Belief in God Community Cohesion






10 (KS4)

3 per fortnight

Careers- preparing for interviews


Crime+ Punishment


The UK and its place in the world


Preparing for exams Peace, Conflict and modern day slavery


The role of the media in society



11 (KS4)

2 per fortnight

(excluding Set One)

Personal Finance and Relationships (Parenthood)


Consumer, employment and Legal Rights



Resilience – coping with Year 11. Including the causes of stress and stress management.


Environmental and medical issues


Revision strategies and exam skills

However, we are also clear that the best Personal Development work responds to local need, and from time to time we find it necessary to be flexible in the way we apply this framework as the particular needs of our pupils take priority over any prescribed guidelines.


The Wider Picture
It is also important to note that, as a College, we do not promote personal development through these timetabled lessons alone. They are a vital part of our commitment – but only a part. Everything we do, through the curriculum, tutors, assemblies, extra-curricular activities, rewards and consequences etc. contributes to pupils’ personal development; it is important that both pupils and staff understand that these lessons exist as part of a greater whole and not in isolation.


Our themed Assemblies are used to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural education programme.

Assembly Rota 2018-19

Staff Names and Roles
Mr S Wiggans – Subject Leader
Mrs J Lodge – Teacher
Ms R Mason – Teacher
Mr S Murphy – Teacher
Mrs E Tarjanyi – Teacher
Ms E Watt – Teacher
Mr G Whitaker – Teacher