PSE is a compulsory subject for all pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn.

The life-long lessons, morals and values discussed in PSE are taught and modelled by all teachers in all subjects. PSE lessons provide pupils with the chance to develop their understanding and response to these topics.


PSE prepares learners to be personally and socially effective. PSE should:

Develop learners’ self-esteem and a sense of responsibility
Promote self-respect, respect for others and celebrate diversity
Equip learners to live safe, healthy lives
Prepare learners for the choices and opportunities of lifelong learning
Empower learners to participate in their schools and communities as active responsible citizens locally, nationally and globally
Foster positive attitudes and behaviour towards the principles of sustainable development and global citizenship
Prepare learners for the challenges, choices and responsibilities of work and adult life


The five themes covered in PSE are:

Active Citizenship
Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Moral and Spiritual Development
Preparing for Lifelong Learning
Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship