Citizenship / Politics

Head of Subject: Mr B. Kingswood / Mr M. Duggins

 

Subject overview:

The department aims to give students an understanding of the way the UK is governed, the democratic, legal and economic processes at work, and to explore, debate and think critically about important social and political issues.

At A-Level, students gain a detailed understanding of the politics and government of the UK and the USA.

 

Year 7:

Rights, rules and responsibilities
Diversity, stereotypes and discrimination
Financial responsibility

 

Year 8:

Crime and justice
What it means to be British
The monarchy

 

Year 9:

International Organisations:
European Union, United Nations, NATO and the Commonwealth
Democracy and Voting

 

Key Stage 4:

Aspects of citizenship are covered in the Personal and Social Development (PSD) curriculum.
click here for Key Stage 4 course details and guidance

 

Post-16:

Edexcel A-Level Government & Politics
Governing the UK, People & Politics, Governing the USA, Representative Processes in the USA
click here for post-16 (sixth form) courses and information

 

Useful information / weblinks:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239060/SECONDARY_national_curriculum_-_Citizenship.pdf

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/government-and-politics-2008.html

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