By the end of primary school:
Sex Education objectives (Non-compulsory only taught in Year 6).
Pupils would know:
- what pregnancy means, how long it lasts, and where it occurs, i.e. that a baby is made when a sperm (male) meets an egg /ovum (female) and then the fertilised egg settles into the lining of the uterus (or womb) (female)
- human sexuality, reproduction, sexual health, emotions and relationships
- learning about contraception and the range of local and national sexual health advice, contraception and support services; and the avoidance of unplanned pregnancy
- learning the reasons for delaying sexual activity, and the benefits to be gained from such delay.