What is Citizenship?
This subject is a tool for Key Stage 3 and 4 students aiming to give students:
- A developing knowledge and understanding about being informed citizens through, and along side, the development of skills of enquiry, communication, participation and responsible action.
- Ways and means of exploring local, national and international issues, problems and events of current interest
- The opportunity to critically evaluate their participation with school and community activities.
|Mr D Telfer||Citizenship Co-ordinator|
|Mrs A Telfer||Citizenship Co-ordinator|
For both Key stages a dedicated team is leading the subject forward. Senior leaders, head of years and experienced teachers form the team showing the importance placed on the subject.
From September 2009 a new syllabus is being introduced. Year 10 are being introduced to the new programme during 2008/9
Presently the syllabus covers three main themes:
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Citizenship and Government
- Citizenship and participation
- Some of the more practical issues covered are:
- Families, friendships and relationships
- Legal and justice systems
- Diverse identities and social groups
- Consumers, employers and employees
- Democracy and electoral process
- Government, decision making and the economy
- European Union, Commonwealth and United Nations
- Global community
- Social Change and involvement
Additionally the students produce two pieces of coursework.
Students are entered for the OCR examination which consists of one written examination and the two pieces of coursework.
Results in the two years of examinations have been most encouraging with 83% and 86% A* - C passes in the respective years.