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The Citizenship curriculum seeks to give students a deep knowledge base of different democratic and societal processes and an understanding of how to take an active part in these processes and work together for a better society (framed on a local, national and global scale). 

In Years 10 and 11, students who have selected to study Citizenship work through GCSE content as required by the Edexcel specification. The content choices are governed by the specification but we have sequenced them progressively. For instance, students begin with an overview of community and democratic issues within the UK before studying how people can take an active role in these processes. Following this, students consider the legal systems and processes within the UK before studying the deeper issues of power in influence that underpin these. Finally, students conduct an action project as a method of embedding their theoretical knowledge base and learning how they play an active role in the theoretical processes that they have studied.  

Throughout the curriculum, students are also explicitly taught the disciplinary knowledge required to become an articulate scholar within the field of Citizenship. We have identified three disciplinary skills which are returned to regularly and are made explicit in our teaching and have been included in our knowledge booklets. These are (i) interpretation of source material (ii) evaluative writing and (iii) presenting opinions. Further, key themes are regularly returned to through the course and made explicit. These themes are (i) power, (ii) democracy, (iii) the operation of government and (iv) the role of the UK in the wider world. 

For further details on the Citizenship Curriculum please click on the relevant button below.

5 Year Overview

Year GroupCurrent Medium Term Plan
Year 10Medium Term Plan
Year 11Medium Term Plan


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