Citizenship is a whole school theme which is co-ordinated by one member of staff. It is taught under the umbrella of Self & Society, which also consists of 3 other subjects each year (comprised from Religious Education, Health & Environment, Careers and Finance).
Citizenship Studies aims to prepare you for life as citizens of a democracy. It will make you aware of your rights and responsibilities, inform you about the social and political world, and provide you with the opportunity to become active in your own community.
- Allow you to develop and apply knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens through and alongside the development of skills of enquiry, communication, participation and responsible action;
- Explore local, national and international issues, problems and events of current interest;
- Give you the opportunity to critically evaluate your participation within a school and/or a community-based activity.
“Citizenship is more than a subject. If taught well and tailored to local needs, its skills and values will enhance
democratic life for all of us, both rights and responsibilities, beginning in school and radiating out.”
— Bernard Crick, National Curriculum Citizenship, 1999
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In year 7 each student are taught an integrated programme of PSE, Citizenship and Religious Education.
This is taught once a week by their form tutors. Subjects relating to citizenship include:
In Year 8 students study 2 units: Law, Crime & Rules and Human Rights & Refugees. This is backed up by a theatre in Education Program aimed at reducing Knife crime called ‘It’s no Joke’.
This year we introduced a new short course GCSE in Citizenship. Students are following the AQA course. This course has been introduced in both year 9 and year 10.
There are two main course books:
Citizenship Studies for AQA GCSE short Course –Mike Mitchell, David Jones, David Worden, Edward Waller and GCSE Citizenship Studies for AQA – Joan Campbell & Sue Patrick.
Citizenship Studies at KS5 is part of an integrated programme of Self & Society.