The PSHE & Citizenship curriculum encourages pupils to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of democracy, government and law. Pupils will learn about their rights and responsibilities, both as individuals and as part of the wider community, and will explore many of the issues faced by young people – both in and outside of the school environment.

Pupils will learn about freedom of speech and gain an understanding of the political and legal landscape and the importance of fundamental British values. They will develop the ability to create sustained and reasoned arguments, present their own viewpoints and those of others, and plan practical citizenship action that delivers benefits for society.

Pupils will also be taught practical life skills, such as how to manage their money effectively, how to budget and save, how to plan for their future careers and harness their entrepreneurial skills, how to foster positive and supportive relationships with others, and how to safeguard their physical and mental health.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
• New Friendships
• Positive Influences
• Bullying
• Introduction to Student Shura
• Positive Mental Health
• Balanced Diet
• Fast Food
• Eating Disorder
• Exercise
• Drugs/Legal Drugs
• Smoking and alcohol
• Personal Budgeting/Managing Money
• Gambling
• What is a Good Citizen/Rights & Responsibilities
• Government & House of Commons
• What is Poverty and hardship
• Different types of people- Disabilities/Autism
• Homophobic bullying
• Types of family/Family Problems –
• Forced Marriage & Consent
• Female Genital Mutilation
• Grooming
• Radicalisation & Keeping Safe
• Anger and stress management
• Positive mental health
• Tax Updates, interest rates and inflation
• Democracy in the UK
• Police powers
• Environment/sustainability
• World hunger
• Water
• Pollution



Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • What are the principles and values that      underpin British society
  • What do we mean by identity
  • The media and free press
  • The UK’s role in key international organisations
  • How can citizens make their voice heard and make a difference in society
  • What laws does a society require and why
  • Rights and responsibility within the legal system
  • Laws protecting the citizen and dealing with criminals
  • Universal human rights
  • Politics and participation
  • Powers of the local and devolved government
  • How do others govern themselves
  • How can citizens bring political change?
  • Citizenship action- making a difference

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Citizenship Studies (8100)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of social enterprise and community service projects throughout the year. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.