Citizenship

"Each one of you is a shepherd and each of you will be asked about your flock"

Sahih Bukhan / Muslim

Overview

Education for citizenship equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life. Citizenship encourages them to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate. Students learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice and democracy. They learn to take part in decision making and about different forms of action. They play an active role in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and wider society as active and global citizens.

KEY STAGE 3

Citizenship is taught as part of the Humanities programme alongside Geography and History. Students will study politics including the constitution, law and the justice system. They will look at human rights and responsibilities in the UK and throughout the world. Students will be taught about puberty, how to lead a healthy lifestyle and how to stay safe and happy. Students will look at money matters and have the opportunity to investigate a range of careers.

KEY STAGE 4

Students will look at democracy and the legal system in the UK and the different ethnic identities within Great Britain. Students will be taught about sex and relationships alongside health and well-being. Completing a period of work experience allows students to examine financial well-being, careers and gives them the opportunity to set goals for the future. In relation to this students will also investigate health and safety in the workplace. Study skills are an important part of the course and will allow students to maximise their potential. Students will also be taught about community action and human rights enabling them to become responsible adults in our changing world.