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Citizenship (Key Stage 4)

 

Year 9

What will pupils study this year?

Throughout the year the students will explore elements of their personal, social and health education. They will also nurture skills which will develop them as citizens of the UK and the wider world. The lessons are taught once a week in a classroom environment. The curriculum works on a carousel with Religious education, therefore students complete half a year studying Citizenship before rotating to Religious Education. There are opportunities for external visitors to provide specialist sessions.

 

 

 

 Term 1

 Topic 1: Personal Development   

 Students will begin the year by exploring relationship and child exploitation. They will study the following topics:

  • Relationships and early warning signs

  • Child Exploitation

  • Contraception

 Topic 2: Personal Development   

 Students will explore their personal image by studying the following topics: 

  • Body image and eating disorders

  • Mental illness and depression

 Term 2

 Topic 3: Citizenship 

 Students will explore their role as global citizens by studying the following topics:

  • Your human rights

  • Modern child slavery

 There will be external visits from Brook and the School Nurse.

 

Year 10

What will pupils study this year?

Throughout the year the students will explore elements of their personal, social and health education. They will also nurture skills which will develop them as citizens of the UK and the wider world. The lessons are taught once a week in a classroom environment. The curriculum works on a carousel with Religious education, therefore students complete half a year studying Citizenship before rotating to Religious Education. There are opportunities for external visitors to provide specialist sessions.

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Topic 1: Citizenship   

 Students will begin the year by exploring British History and citizenship. They will study the following topics:

  • Migration to Britain

  • Diversity in Britain

  • Extremism

 Topic 2: Citizenship 

 Students will explore their understanding of British democracy by studying the following topics:

  • Votes and democracy

  • UK political parties

  • Election manifestos  

 Spring Term

 Topic 3: Personal Development and Careers 

 Students will explore their Post 16 options and explore internet safety issues around privacy. They will study the following topics: 

  • Post 16 options

  • Apprenticeship

  • Next steps

  • Internet safety

 There will be external visits from Brook