Personal and Social Education

S1 – S6 Curriculum

The aim of the P.S.E programme is to support young people to

  • make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • experience positive aspects of healthy living and activity for themselves
  • apply their mental, emotional, social and physical skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle
  • establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life, and which will help to promote the health and wellbeing of the next generation of Scottish children.
  • experience challenge and enjoyment
  • make a successful move to the next stage of education or work

Personal Development

The Personal Development Award (PDA) provides learners with an opportunity to develop the skills and self-knowledge to prepare for a successful transition into adult life. Through 4 elements of the course, students will be encouraged to focus on their own development needs, and with support, to set targets and identify tasks to address these needs. Active learning will be promoted and learners will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with others to discuss, plan implement and present their ideas as part of individual and group projects.  A broad theme of Health and Wellbeing is used as a starting point but each year the course runs differently depending on what the pupils choose as their project.

This SQA Award allows pupils to achieve at levels 4/5/6, level 6 is Higher.

S3 and S5/6 Skills for Life and Work Courses

The Toolkit for Life In the real world!

S3 Skills for Life and Work was set up to support pupils who want to prepare for life outside Graeme High.  The course is led by the individuals and the group needs and is very practical based.  There are a range of opportunities


This course is ideally for any student who intends to leave school soon. It has been devised to help you find and keep a job, be safe and healthy in your adult life, and keep up with the fast paced world of modern media.



The Asdan Bronze, Silver and Gold award is an exciting programme which allows students to develop and recognise a range of skills that will be invaluable when they start work and begin living independently lives: teamwork, independent working, coping with problems and using maths, English and IT.

S4-6 Values and Well Being


Personal & Social Education, Religious & Moral Education and Physical Education will form the core of the Values & Wellbeing course. Young people will prepare for leaving school through all these areas. They will learn about physical, social, emotional and mental health awareness. Preparing for employment by completing one of a broad range of work experiences and employability skills. Also learn about independent living to develop life skills.

The values that you hold often come initially from your parents. But where do your parents’ values come from? And how come different societies have some values in common and some different? This part of the course looks at how religion and philosophy have shaped our values and ways of looking at life.

Young people will be encouraged to take part in a healthy, physically active lifestyle in the Senior Phase and beyond. A range of linked physical activities, will be offered guiding them towards making appropriate choices, to help them engage more fully in physical activity and sporting opportunities in the local community.