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End of key stage statements for personal wellbeing

Personal identities

Learners are able to:

  • reflect on and evaluate their achievements and strengths in different areas of their lives

  • recognise strong emotions and identify ways of managing these positively

  • recognise that external factors, such as relationships, achievements and setbacks, can affect emotional wellbeing, and identify how they can take this into account.

Healthy lifestyles

Learners are able to:

  • identify characteristics of good health and how to stay physically, emotionally and mentally healthy

  • make informed choices about their health and wellbeing and explain reasons for their choices

  • demonstrate effective ways of resisting negative pressure, including peer pressure

  • describe the main effects of, and laws relating to, alcohol, tobacco and other legal and illegal drugs.


Learners are able to:

  • describe the positive and negative impacts of risk-taking on their health and wellbeing

  • assess and manage risks associated with personal lifestyle choices and situation, try new ideas and face challenges safely.


Learners are able to:

  • identify the importance of having a variety of social and personal relationships and how these can impact on their lives and wellbeing

  • understand  the nature and importance of marriage and stable relationships to parenthood and family life

  • discuss ways that relationships might change over time and demonstrate how to negotiate within relationships.


Learners are able to:

  • describe differences and diversity and demonstrate respect and empathy towards others who live their lives differently from them

  • challenge prejudice and discrimination in an appropriate manner

  • demonstrate recognition of the achievements, strengths and worth of others.

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