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Personal, Social and Health Education at Parkstone Grammar School

Course description


Preparing for University and the world of work – students are given advice on interview techniques and how to complete their electronic UCAS applications. Time is also allocated to the completion of personal statements. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their academic progress with their Form Tutors and agree strategies for improvement. There is also a session on personal safety. Students will have a session of voting and elections.

Course content

Vita Nova talk to the students about the issue of addiction – this group use recovering addicts to share their experiences. Mosaic spends a session with the girls to discuss grief and bereavement. Tutors and students explore the issue of Facebook stalking and how the law has changed to protect victims.

Exam preparation – leading up to the period of A2 examinations, students are taught how to relax and manage their own stress levels. Information sessions on the arrangements and procedures for the examinations will also be given.

Students will take part in both class and small group discussions. They will learn to make decisions based on information and facts given to them and will develop questioning minds. They will develop self-awareness, confidence and the necessary skills required for adult life, further learning and work. Some aspects of the course will contribute to the wider Key Skills of problem solving; working with others and improving own learning and performance.



Students are not set homework and are not formally assessed.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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    • We are a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 selective girls’ school offering outstanding education to the girls of Poole and its surrounding area. Founded in 1905 Parkstone has continued to provide excellent academic results within a warm, friendly and vibrant community. We are a six form entry school with 1250 students including 370 in the sixth form.

      Girls at Parkstone are not only encouraged to succeed academically, but to enjoy the wide range of musical, theatrical, sporting, speaking and charitable opportunities.