Citizenship Studies has been designed to enable learners to understand and appreciate key citizenship issues at home, in school, and as young citizens in their wider community.

This involves important areas of study such as; rights, the law, and the legal system in the UK; democracy and government; the UK and the wider world; and citizenship action. This course will also enable students to deepen their knowledge of the above topics while also enabling them to think critically, evaluate evidence, debate ideas, make persuasive arguments, and justify their conclusions.

We support literacy by…

Creating a curriculum that builds upon opportunities to enable students to develop their speaking, listening, discussion, and debating skills. In Citizenship we also support literacy by focusing on balanced answers and developing the skills students need to reach reasoned judgements.

We support numeracy by…

analysing statistics in a wide range of contexts.


Student resources:

KS4 –



How will my child be ‘set’ in this subject?

Students are set according to their options pathways.

How many periods a week will children spend learning this subject?

At Key Stage 4, students will study Citizenship for two hours a week.

What are the career opportunities of this subject?

Citizenship provides students with key skills useful in all future careers. However, this qualification would be particularly useful in areas such as social work, law, politics, media, and uniformed services.

What ‘out-of-classroom’ or extra-curricular learning experiences will my child get?

Citizenship is supported by the PSHE curriculum,  with additional learning experiences provided through visits from guest speakers and external visits to the crown courts.


Mr. P. Greenhalgh


Citizenship 5 Year Curriculum Map

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Citizenship Syllabus

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“As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau