Welcome to the Citizenship department. Citizenship is taught across Key Stage 3 and 4 during form time. Students look at six main themes across the academic year and topics within each of them rotate yearly. Sessions are planned by our dedicated Citizenship teacher and are delivered by form tutors, there are three sessions per half term. Students address major issues which are current in British society, for example; democracy, getting your voice heard, diversity, conflict, international cooperation, extremism and human rights.
Students can opt to undertake GCSE Citizenship through two pathways:
Year 10 Option: This completes the AQA Citizenship 9-1 course over two years covering; Life in Modern Britain, Rights & Responsibilities, Politics & Participation and Active Citizenship Investigation
Year 9 Option: This is new for September 2019, students undertake a foundation year covering; British Society, Personal Citizenship, Politics, Democracy and Power, UK Legal System, Human Rights and Campaign Makers. This helps to develop citizenship skills and key subject knowledge before moving on in Year 10 and 11 to complete the AQA Citizenship 9-1 course.