In Key Stage 3 PACE addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with the transition into Year 7, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Pupils are encouraged to manage diverse relationships and the influence of peers and the media. PACE aims to build the girls confidence in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.
At Key Stage 4, pupils extend and rehearse the skills, further explore attitudes and values, and deepen knowledge and understanding acquired during Key Stage 3. PSHE education reflects the fact that the girls are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.