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Programme of study

Citizenship is designed to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play and effective role in public life.
Students learn about rights, responsibilities, laws, justice and democracy. Students are encouraged to play an active part in the life of school, their local community and as members of a national and global community.

Citizenship encourages debate and critical thinking about topical and controversial issues. We reflect on how society is changing.

We celebrate diversity amongst people and encourage respect for those with different national, religious and ethnic identities.

Citizenship is assessed on an eight–level scale in line with other National Curriculum subjects.

However, group tasks and speaking, listening activities will be a major feature of assessment, not just written work.

Issues discussed include Fair Trade, What does it mean to be British, Young People and the Law, How Parliament works, the democratic process and Human Rights around the world.


  • Talk about items in the news
  • Encourage your child to read newspapers and magazines and novels and to think about the consequences of the behaviour of the people in the stories.