Our curriculum gives pupils the knowledge and skills to understand, challenge and engage with democratic society including politics, the media, civil society, the economy and the law. Our curriculum is committed to improving our pupils’ political literacy and understanding of the society in which they live. As firm believers that knowledge is power, our aim is to equip our pupils with the necessary tools to reach their own opinions, analyse political debates, and contribute to their community.
The aims and objectives of Citizenship Studies are to enable students to:
- Know and understand what democracy is, how parliamentary democracy operates within the constituent parts of the UK, how government works and how democratic and nondemocratic systems of government are different beyond the UK
- Know and understand the relationship between the state and citizens, the rights, responsibilities and duties of citizens living and working in the UK and how people participate in democracy
- Know and understand the role of the law in society, how laws are shaped and enforced and how the justice system works in England and Wales
- Know and understand how taxes are raised and spent by governments, and how national economic and financial policies and decisions relate to individuals
- Use and apply knowledge and understanding of key citizenship ideas and concepts, including democracy, government, justice, equality, rights, responsibilities, participation, community, identity and diversity, to think deeply and critically about a wide range of political, social, economic and ethical issues and questions facing society in local to global contexts.
- Use and apply knowledge and understanding as they formulate citizenship enquiries, explore and research citizenship issues and actions, analyse and evaluate information and interpret sources of evidence
Please see our curriculum INTENT below: