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PHSE: Visibility

Peter Bradley, former teacher and member of The Gay Teachers Group (forerunner of Schools OUT UK) speaks candidly about growing up as gay, coming out and the consequences of being outed. Together with Peter Cookson, Liam Mason and Gilston this lesson gives a great cross-generational view of living as ‘OUT’ LGB and T people. This [...]

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KS5: Art – ‘Frida Kahlo Self-Portraits’

Frida Kahlo is regarded as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Through the representation of her body she explored aspects of her autobiography, the construction of identity, female experience, gender boundaries and subverted stereotypical representations of women and their bodies in art. This lesson asks the learner to consider her body [...]

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KS5: Music – ‘The Trouser Role’

‘The trouser role’ or ‘Breeches role’ is a role in which an actress appears in male clothing (breeches being tight-fitting knee-length pants, the standard male garment in the classical era when breeches roles were introduced). In opera it can also refer to any male character that is sung and acted by a female singer. Most [...]

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KS5: Science – ‘Ethics and Impact of Scientific Research’

This lesson offers an opportunity for students to consider how scientific discoveries can impact minority groups.. It can also be used to develop an understanding of genetics and that variation is both acceptable and influenced by a variety of factors. On a very basic level it asks students to consider ethics and the impact of [...]

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KS5: Citizenship – ‘Perspective on LGB Rights’

Learners will be discussing a range of opinions in relation to homosexuality and the rights of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) people; in particular they will be thinking about homophobic bullying in schools and about ongoing debates concerning same-sex parenting and adoption. They will have previously considered things like the influence of the media on [...]

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