Citizenship

Citizenship education is a statutory requirement and an essential part of all students’ academic life. Citizenship is taught as part of the Citizenship equips all young people with relevant knowledge and skills to engage full in society today. Students are introduced to relevant and controversial topics in which they engage and discuss their ideas, and then listen to the opinions of others. Pupils learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice and democracy. They learn to take part in decision-making and different forms of action. They play an active role in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and wider society as active and global citizens.

Citizenship introduces a number of topics to students ranging from; social injustice, human rights, community cohesion, we aim to consider a range of political ideas, ethical and moral problems.

Key concepts include;

  • Democracy & justice
  • Right and responsibilities
  • Identities and diversity

Within the Citizenship program there are identifiable opportunities (see Schemes of work) to enhance all students engagement with Community Cohesion.

We use a variety of curriculum opportunities within Citizenship including;  classroom discussion, debates, group work, whole school community based activities, the school council, media and ICT, and links between Citizenship and other curriculum areas are made.

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