Our citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, fostering an awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. We also work towards equipping students with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. The curriculum aims to also promote British values, encouraging respect and tolerance across different cultures. Citizenship is covered within the PSHE curriculum and in subject areas such as RE and Geography.
Overview – Key stage 3 and 4
- How the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government
- Knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced
- Develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity
- Manage money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs
- Understand British values to include respect and tolerance towards others
- Consider the rights and responsibilities of all