In Key Stage 3 the citizenship team consists of one full time teacher plus specialist support staff in each session.
Achievement and Progress
At Oaklands, citizenship is delivered at Key Stage 3 where each group receives one 35 minute session each week. Every pupil in citizenship is assessed through continual teacher analysis. This gives opportunites for additional support or extension activities where appropriate.
The purpose of teaching citizenship at Oaklands is firstly to develop pupils’ understanding of the world around them and their part in it. Secondly it is to promote active participation in the community of the school. For example being a school councillor, participating in Winsford Education Partnership (WEP) Pupil Forum and fundraising. Furthermore it is to reinforce key functional skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT through the medium of citizenship.
With regards to resources in Citizenship we have up-to-date technology including ipads, laptops and interactive whiteboards. This is to ensure lessons are fun, engaging and relevant.
Additionally pupils’ understanding of citizenship is reinforced through kinaesthetic, audio and visual teaching strategies, educational visits, visiting speakers, audio visual aids and the use of drama.
Beyond Keystage 3
Students in year 12 complete an OCNLR Level 1 Award in Awareness of British Values and Citizenship.
This course has been specially developed to help learners navigate the challenges of Citizenship in the UK today. It also includes content to meet the burgeoning safeguarding agenda.
Components of the course include
- Understanding democracy
- Understanding functions of national and local government
- Understanding British Values
- Understanding the potential impact of extremism, radicalisation, and terrorism