Citizenship Curriculum Intent
Citizenship prepares our students to become successful adults. They learn how to build positive relationships, live healthy lifestyles, be moral citizens and have the confidence to be ‘work and life ready’. Our curriculum focuses on the twin strands of personal wellbeing, which includes emotional health and relationships education, and the economic well-being, which compromises of careers, financial and work-related education.
Within personal wellbeing students will focus on the RSHE curriculum, looking at healthy relationships, sexual health, and health education. Students will build upon their personal wellbeing knowledge as they progress throughout the curriculum, in year seven for examp0le students will primarily focus on healthy friendships and health awareness. Progressing to looking at relationships and sexual health in the year nine curriculum.
Within the finance strand of Citizenship students will look at financial awareness and will look at key skills with money management to prepare them for their future. Students will look at topics such as opening a bank account and the risks of gambling. This strand of Citizenship will be delivered through both lessons but also through guest speakers from the ‘money charity’.
Students can analyse and come to a critical judgement on a source, opinion statement or view. This allows students to consider the validity or strength of a argument, and reach their own conclusions using evidence to support their critical analysis.
Students can interrupt a text, reaching a conclusion from the evidence provided. Students can use this understanding to respond to question based upon the source and offer critical analysis of source validity referring back to supporting evidence from within the source.
We follow a spiral curriculum in years 7-9, students re-visit topics and build upon knowledge and learning frequently.