Citizenship/Developmental Studies

Head of Department

Mr A Hammond

Key Stage 3

 

Key Stage Three combines both PSE and Citizenship topics to provide a holistic curriculum, for all learners.

Currently the year is divided into four 10 week rotations where a specialist teacher will deliver core content.

 

Year 7 Topics:

  • Bullying
  • Local Issues
  • Safety
  • Health and Puberty

 

Year 8 Topics:

  • Racism
  • Government and Politics
  • Rules and the Law
  • Health and Relationships

 

Year 9:

  • Rights
  • Media
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health and Education

Learners will complete a Comprehension Test and one piece of formal assessment per rotation. Feedback is provided using our ‘Steps to Success’ model, help individual learners progression and preparing key skills for the GCSE.

Key Stage 4

 

Currently all learners complete the Edexcel GCSE in Citizenship Studies.

The course is broken down into four units, completed over the Key Stage.

 

Unit One: Citizenship Today

Themes covered:

Rights and Responsibilities

Power, Politics and the Media.

The Global Community.

This is a formally examined unit worth 25% of the final mark.

 

Unit Two:  Participating in Society

All learners have the opportunity to develop practical citizenship skills by creating, developing and participating in a unique event. This is a piece of formal controlled assessment worth 25% of the final mark.

 

Unit Three: Citizenship in Context Social and Cultural Identities

This is a source based paper encouraging learners to explore the complexities of British identity in the 21st century.

This is a formally examined unit worth 25% of the final mark.

 

Unit Four: Citizenship Campaign

All learners have the opportunity to further develop practical citizenship skills by creating, developing and participating in a unique campaigning.

Results are evaluated through impact on both a local and national level.

This is a piece of formal controlled assessment worth 25% of the final mark.