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Broadoak College

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College A High Performing Specialist School

01934 422000


The delivery of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College seeks to equip all students with the skills and knowledge to become safe, responsible and community minded citizens. It aims to embed lifelong skills which can be transferred across subjects and beyond college life. It provides an opportunity for students to learn about and reflect upon spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues, enabling them to become informed and articulate citizens of their local, national and global communities.

The PSHCE programme is delivered by Tutors and prepares students for life in modern Britain, including promoting British Values. We provide students with a wealth of opportunities to explore their own values and beliefs, develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence, distinguish right from wrong, participate fully in a democratic society and acquire an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. The RE department lead a range of different sessions which focus on the themes of diversity, equality and tolerance.

We aim to develop these skills and values across the curriculum and throughout school life through:

  • The College values and ethos
  • Weekly PSHCE lessons
  • The Religious Education curriculum
  • Weekly assemblies
  • School Council and student voice opportunities
  • Extra-curricular activities and trips
  • Anti-bullying champions
  • Offering a broad and balanced curriculum for all students

Please click here to view our PHSCE programme for 2016-17

Sharp Shotz Success!

Broadoak College was delighted that one of their teams of three Year 8 female students entering the "Sharp Shotz" competition for 2016  won and their film on tackling exam stress has been produced by the BBC, UWE students and local charity IDEAL.

Having had family members struggle through the important exam period, this topic stood out above the others in the brain storming stage for the girls. They were also conscious of the new examination requirements of 100% final exam and the proximity of their exams.

The ChildLine National Exam Stress Survey revealed that 96% of the 1300 who completed the survey felt anxious about exams and revision, with 59% feeling pressure from their parents to do well and 64% saying they have never received any support in dealing with exams.

Not having techniques to deal with these stresses means that young people may turn to drink, drugs and self-harm as negative ways of coping with examinations.  The film, "Don't Stress, It's Pointless", follows the story of one female student who, at hearing of an upcoming examination, struggles with her anxiety which results in a panic attack.  A real life interview with a NHS school nurse provides strategies and relief for the young person.  The girls who created the film wanted to firstly offer support to those who are struggling with these issues and also to start discussions based around the inclusion of strategies to the National Curriculum.

The film was launched on Wednesday 13th July at The Watershed in Bristol.

The film is available to view via the following link: