Our Department

Citizen- ‘membership of a Community’

Citizenship encourages students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad and worthwhile course of study which frequently looks at current affairs and key stories in the news. Learning activities in personal wellbeing help all young people to become

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling live
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society



Key Stage 3 (Year 9)

In year 9 a number of topics are covered throughout the year they are:

  • The importance of well -being this covers bullying, smoking, alcohol, body image and mental health
  • Careers, pathways and rights and responsibilities
  • Human Rights
  • Power, Politics and the media
  • The Global Community

Some year 9 pupils will be participating in a research project titled ‘The homeless issue in the UK’ where they will be investigating the issue locally and nationally, raising awareness and running a campaign.


Key Stage 4 (Years 10 - 11)

GCSE Citizenship Edexcel- option subject

The three main topics covered are

  • Human Rights
  • Power, Politics and the media
  • The Global Community

Pupils will have two examinations and two controlled assessments. The course enables students to gain the confidence to participate in decision making and play an active role as effective citizens in public life. Students are encouraged to develop an interest in topical and controversial issues, and ethical considerations.


Extra-curricular activities

Pupils are encouraged through Citizenship to make a difference to the school community. This may be through litter picking, mentoring other students, attending sports clubs and participating in fund raising events.

Who are we?

Mrs R Waite