PSHE/Citizenship GCSE: Rape and its impact - Sarah's story

Pips Taylor investigates the issue of rape in the UK. She speaks to Sarah Scott, a young mum who was raped by an acquaintance after a night out.

Sarah pressed charges and took her attacker to court, where he was found guilty.

We find out that this is uncommon and Pips discusses the shocking statistics around rape in the UK and the role the Crown Prosecution Service plays in prosecuting rape cases.

Sarah describes how she has changed since the rape and how the attack still haunts her and affects her emotional wellbeing.

This series contains some sexual content and upsetting scenes. Teacher review recommended prior to use in class.

This clip is from the series I Never Said Yes.

Teacher Notes

This clip poses a number of questions that could be explored through small group discussions, including why women might find it difficult to report rape, how the legal system could make it easier for women, and the long term impact of rape on victims.

Pupils could investigate the procedures the local police follow if a woman reports a rape, perhaps through discussion with local officers.

Pupils could also investigate local services that support rape victims.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching PSHE and Citizenship at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 in Scotland.

More from I Never Said Yes:

Rape - Laura's story of partner rape
Rape - male attitudes towards sex and consent
Rape - Natalie's story of being gang raped
Rape - Nicole’s survival story
Rape and conviction rates - Jane’s story