The Cross-Curricular Course for PSE
The 'Issues' course is designed for use on a year-by-year basis with this book corresponding to Year 9, but the structure is sufficiently flexible to allow teachers to use the units selectively. Because the units are self contained they can also be used by subject specialists delivering the cross-circular themes separately or by teams of teachers delivering them through long-block timetabling arrangements.
Each book contains at least 3 units on each of the themes which the NCC has identified as "essential parts of the whole curriculum": Economic and Industrial Understanding; Careers Education and Guidance (including self-awareness) Health Education; Education for Citizenship and Environmental Education.
The numerous activities within each 'Issues' pupils' book involve the use of all the cross-curricular skills: communication; numeracy; study skills; problem solving; personal and social skills and information technology.