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Citizenship

Citizenship - Year 7 2015/16 Overview

The scheme of work has been mapped to meet the National Curriculum standards. This document can be complimented by the British Values Statement.

At key stage 3, all pupils will have one hour timetabled Citizenship lesson. The schemes of work that they follow have been mapped out to meet the National Curriculum standards (September 2013) Full details of the National Curriculum Programme of study can be found here National Curriculum Programme of Study.  Over the year a variety of themes and topics will be covered with content being internally assessed each term.

Year 7

  • Identity and Community
  • Liberties and Freedom
  • Law and the Justice system
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Global Citizenship
  • Active Citizenship (Christmas Hamper Campaign and Send my friend to school campaign)

Citizenship - Year 8 2015/16 Overview

The scheme of work has been mapped to meet the National Curriculum standards. This document can be complimented by the British Values Statement.

Year 8

  • Democracy
  • Politics
  • Advocacy
  • Media and Free Press
  • Prevent Agenda
  • UK’s role in the world
  • My money
  • Active Citizenship (Red hand campaign/ Fairtrade)

At key stage 4, citizenship curriculum will be mapped through tutorial time, assemblies, raising achievement days and content covered in GCSE Religious Studies. A full enrichment programme encourages students to get involved with community projects and leadership to help develop skills of self-reliance, teamwork and an understanding of role as active citizens. In addition, all students have access to the Duke of Edinburgh’s award where they complete a range of personal development activities, which encourage the development of resilience and tenacity. All students also have access to a work experience programme should they wish to take this opportunity.

Citizenship enables pupils to develop a range of skills including communication, self-confidence and teamwork. Allowing pupils to take responsibility for themselves and how to positively contribute to their community. By allowing pupils to be more aware of their rights and responsibilities this gives them a voice and allows them to articulate and advocate their opinions effectively.

Citizenship KS3 Course Content