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Citizenship

Citizenship is a compulsory subject taught weekly from Year 7 onwards. The Citizenship ethos focuses on young people learning about themselves as growing and changing individuals, with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities.   

The Citizenship curriculum covers understanding the road to democracy in the UK and  how and why we vote. The topics look at why we have laws and how they are made.

Pupils will learn the Rule of Law through looking at our Criminal Justice System and look at the consequences of breaking the law, whilst also developing their sense of moral responsibility  and beginning to understand that their  own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions. They will begin to recognise that their individual liberties are precious and learn how to take part more fully in school and community activities. They will learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment; to take more responsibility, individually and as a group, for their own learning. They will look at the history of human rights and gain a mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. At the end of the year they will all participate in basic first aid.

Citizenship