Citizenship equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life, enabling them to become more reflective citizens. Citizenship encourages pupils to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate. Pupils learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice and democracy. They learn to take part in decision-making and different forms of action. They are encouraged to play an active role in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and wider society as active and global citizens.

Pupils will study the following key areas:

  • Citizenship skills, processes and methods
  • Life in modern Britain
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Politics and participation
  • Active citizenship
Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Positive Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Gambling
  • Household Finances
  • Healthy Eating
  • Local and National Government
  • Addiction
  • Tolerance
  • Different types of People
  • International Trade
  • Stress Management
  • Morality
  • Sex Education
  • Stereotypes
  • Avoiding Radicalisation
  • Local, National and International Politics
Year 9 Year 10
  • UK role in the wider world
  • British Values
  • British Legal System and Citizen Rights
  • British Punishment System
  • Universal Human Rights
  • Local Government and Citizen Rights
  • Political Power
  • Electoral System
  • EU
  • British Society
  • British Identity
  • Media and Free Press
  • Investigation Project

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Citizenship (9-1) (8100)

Enrichment Offer

Pupils are able to take part in a wide variety of civic projects and community service opportunities. Pupils receive valuable advice and information from outside agencies, which have been carefully selected to complement and enhance the Citizenship curriculum.