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Citizenship is about equipping students with the skills to become informed and responsible citizens within their local community, and at a national and international level.  As well as learning about how democracy works, students will run active citizenship campaigns and they will take part in debates.  Finally students will learn how to research information and use it to communicate their views in a range of different ways.

Curriculum at KS3

Students will learn about topics including Communities, Identity, Parliament and Politics, Local Government and the Media.  They will research and debate controversial issues, and deliver presentations on their findings. 
• Year 7 topics include units on Communities, Human Rights and Global Issues;
• Year 8 topics include Identity, The Criminal Justice System and Parliament and Politics;
• Year 9 topics include studies about the Media, Ethical Questions, and International Issues. 

Curriculum at KS4

Citizenship is a non-core subject at Key Stage 4 with students completing 4 units, which comprise of both coursework and exams.
In year 10, students will complete an Active Citizenship Campaign that is connected to Rights and Responsibilities.  They will also cover topics that link to Identity, Democracy and Justice. 
In year 11, students will complete a second piece of coursework which is a school-based enquiry and they will consolidate their learning for 2 exams which they take at the end of the course.

At Key Stage 4, students will learn about the following topics:
• Rights and responsibilities
• Our relationship with the wider world
• The working of the British political system
• National and local government
• Fairness, Justice and the Law
• Globalisation
• Economy and Finance
• Active Citizenship

Examination body

Useful resources
• www.firstnews.co.uk
• www.theday.co.uk
• http://createmyuk.org
• http://www.parliament.uk/education MP for a Week
• www.channel4learning.net/sites/citizenpower/index2.htm