What do we do?
Citizenship is taught through the different Humanities areas by speciality teachers.
- Year 7 – Government and Local Council
- Year 8 – Ethnicity and Race
- Year 9 – Political Debate and Elections
- Year 7 – The EU/UN
- Year 8 – Hopes and Dream
- Year 9 – National Parks
- Year 7 – Shoes boxes and Charity
- Year 8 – What makes a good Citizen?
- Year 9 and 10 – Undertaking GCSE RE and Citizenship AQA specification
Geography contributes to citizenship by enabling pupils to:
- understand how decisions are made about places and environments across a range of scales (local to global) and appreciate opportunities for their own involvement;
- reflect on and discuss topical social, environmental, economic and political issues;
- understand the diversity of cultures and identities in the UK and the wider world;
- understand the issues and challenges of global interdependence;
- reflect on the consequences of their own actions in situations concerning places and environments;
- understand their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
History has a significant role to play in citizenship education, for example:
- pupils learn how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions;
- pupils see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society;
- what pupils learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values;
- pupils develop skills that are prized in adult life, such as evaluating evidence and arguing for a point of view.