Citizenship

Team

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. 

Curriculum Overview

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.

Citizenship at Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 pupils will study:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  • What’s it all about?
  • Online Communication
  • Work of a Charity
  • Human Rights
  • How the Law Protects Animals
  • Britain - A Diverse Society
  • Debating Global Issues
  • Development of Parliament, Government and Democracy
  • Types of Discrimination and Impact
  • The United Nation's contribution to peace around the world
  • Are people treated equally in the UK?
  • How do we deal with conflict?
  • Why is it so difficult to keep peace in the world today?
  • How does crime affect young people and the community?
  • Money (Spending and Earning)
  • Saving and Budgeting
  • How does the media affect us?
  • Why did women and some men have to struggle for the vote in Britain
  • Global issues affecting the environment (is plastic damaging the environment?)