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End of key stage statements for personal wellbeing

Personal identities

Learners are able to:

  • make judgements about their personal qualities, skills and achievements and use these to set future goals.

  • present themselves confidently and respond positively to praise and criticism.

  • explain how changes in personal circumstances may affect their feelings and behaviour, and how they can manage such situations effectively.

Healthy lifestyles

Learners are able to:

  • describe the short and long-term consequences of personal health choices, including choices relating to sexual activity and substance use and misuse and make decisions based on this knowledge.

  • identify some of the causes and symptoms of mental and emotional ill health, and identify strategies for recognising, preventing and addressing these in themselves and others.

  • demonstrate confidence in finding professional health advice and help others to do so.

  • identify reasons why people might use illegal drugs and explain how drug use can impact on physical, mental and economic aspects of people‚Äôs lives, relationships and the wider community.


Learners are able to:

  • evaluate the potential risks and benefits of personal lifestyle choices including their impact on relationships.

  • recognise that risk assessment and management are part of life and give examples of how to manage and reduce risk in different circumstances.


Learners are able to:

  • develop appropriate relationships with a widening range of adults in a variety of contexts.

  • explain the importance of different relationships and associated responsibilities, including the significance of marriage, stable relationships, civil partnerships, and long term commitments.

  • describe some of the possible effects of family and other significant events on feelings, emotions and personal wellbeing, and the impact these may have on relationships.


Learners are able to:

  • explain how differing cultures, faiths and beliefs may influence lifestyle choices, and demonstrate respect for these differences.

  • take the initiative in challenging or giving support in connection with offensive or abusive behaviour.

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