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Citizenship Studies
YEAR 9
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
An introduction to Politics An introduction to taking citizenship action Living together in the UK

Students will begin the course by looking at how communities have developed in the UK.

Living together in the UK

Different forms of discrimination, the impact of this and how can we reduce it

Living together in the UK

How has the Human Rights Act developed and do we still need it?

Living together in the UK

Our rights in society, the work of local councils

 

YEAR 10
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Theme A

Living together in the UK

Students will begin the course by looking at how communities have developed in the UK. We will then explore the different elements which make up someone’s identity. Towards the end of this half term, students will learn about Human Rights.

Theme A

Living together in the UK

We will move on to looking at the rights of different groups within society and how these uphold our democratic values. We then explore local democracy and how local services are paid for.

Theme B

Democracy at work in the UK

Students begin by exploring who runs the country, including the key philosophical differences between the main political parties. They will learn how elections run and how the government is formed. This leads to students gaining an understanding of how parliament works.

Theme B

Democracy at work in the UK

Students will look at Government in constituent parts of the UK. We will then finish of this theme by focusing on how the government manages public money.

Theme E

Taking Citizenship Action

Students are required to identify an issue and take action to demonstrate key citizenship attributes. This includes undertaking their own research, planning and carrying out an event or social action project, and then reflecting on the impact of this

Theme E

Taking Citizenship Action

Students are required to identify an issue and take action to demonstrate key citizenship attributes. This includes undertaking their own research, planning and carrying out an event or social action project, and then reflecting on the impact of this

 

YEAR 11
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Theme C

Law and Justice

Students explore what the law is for and how this effects us. They will also learn about criminal and civil courts.

Theme C

Law and Justice

Youth Justice and the debates that surround it are investigated. Students learn about crime trends and the different opinions about punishment.

Theme D

Power and Influence

Students will explore what power and influence citizens can have. This includes the roles of groups and organisations in a democratic society.

Theme D

Power and Influence

What role and influence should the media have? Students will investigate the role of media in a democracy and how it can be used to influence public opinion.

Theme D

Power and Influence

Students learn about the UK’s role in influencing the wider world, including our relationship with Europe and how we respond to challenging global situations

Paper 1

Themes A, B and C

Paper 2

Themes D and E