Turing House

Relationships and Sex Education Years 10-13

RSE continues to build on the subjects covered in earlier years, we focus on making positive and healthy lifestyle choices and on improving personal health and emotional wellbeing. Students are given information on access to services and where to go for confidential advice. We invite external organisation, such as the Terrence Higgins Trust, in for in-depth assemblies and workshops. 

Year 10

Students will discuss changing relationships, with a focus on sexual relationships and knowing when you are ready. Students will discuss the signs of both healthy and abusive relationships. Students will learn how to identify signs of an abusive relationship and where to seek advice and guidance. Students will also consider the strategies for handling break ups. Students will increase their knowledge of the law and sexual offences, which will include child sexual exploitation and revenge pornography. Students will learn first-hand from teenage parents, the impact of having a baby in your teens.

RSE Topics: Relationships; Self-esteem/respect; E-Safety; Pornography; Safe Sex; HIV/AIDS; Teenage Pregnancy.

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Year 11

Students will further develop their knowledge of pregnancy, options and parenthood. Students will be taught about self examination and cancer identifications. There will a further opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of domestic violence, which will include information on seeking help. Students will also discuss the implication and laws surrounding forced marriage. Students will receive guidance on how to access sexual health and support services including overcoming possible barriers to access. 

RSE Topics: Relationships; Self-esteem/respect; Parenting; Abortion; Forced Marriage; Cancer and self examination.

More detailed information can be found here

Year 12

In their first year in the Sixth Form students at Turing House will be taught PSHE sessions through tutor time and assemblies. Continuing on from work completed during KS4 the students will examine the reality of certain topics. Terrence Higgins will be called upon to deliver assemblies on Sexually Transmitted Infection. Including mobile Chlamydia testing. They will also run sessions on HIV and Aids. Speakers who work for local charities will also be invited in to speak to the students on areas such as consent, domestic abuse. Stonewall will also be in to provide information & support for GLBTQ. The role of alcohol and drugs in making the correct decisions will also be covered through external agencies.

RSE Topics: Relationships; Self-esteem/respect; Safe Sex; HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Alcohol (making choices)

Year 13

The year 13 is impacted upon by due to the completion of personal statements, UCAS applications CV’s and Apprenticeship applications. However the areas from year 12 will be revisited. The impact of turning 18 will be a focus. Arranged marriage will also be re-introduced as this issue becomes more prevalent at 18 for students from certain ethnic groups. Student will be informed about life at university linking the additional freedom with increased responsibility.

RSE Topics: Relationships; Self-esteem/respect; Safe Sex; HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Alcohol (making choices), arranged marriages.

Useful resources for students and parents:

Advice and information for over 14’s and their parents on sex, relationships and development.


Family Planning Association: Advice on contraception and access to services.


Free and confidential advice from the UKs leading sexual health charity


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