Citizenship


Citizenship Key Stage 3

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Take part in additional projects to extend knowledge of the topics covered in lessons – there is a suggested list of Citizenship projects that could be undertaken (see Citizenship teacher).
  • Entering into competitions, e.g. 'Step into the NHS' competition for Year 8 students.
  • Taking part in a Lifestyle Project – for Years 7 and 8.
  • Reading widely to develop appreciation of social and current affairs – broadsheet newspapers and online newspapers.
  • Listen to the news – listening out for local, national and global issues to discuss in lessons.
  • Watching the news – watching out for local, national and global issues to discuss in lessons.
  • Watching specific current affairs television programmes which reinforce the Citizenship curriculum – for instance Big Questions.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

Democracy:

www.parliament.uk
www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk

Human Rights:

www.unicef.org.uk
www.oxfam.org.uk
www.amnesty.org.uk
www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk
www.redcross.org.uk
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.un.org

Animal Rights & Welfare:

www.peta.org.uk
www.animalaid.org.uk
www.rspca.org
www.wwf.org.uk

Miscellaneous:

www.fairtrade.org.uk
www.crisis.org.uk - homelessness.
www.kickitout.org - racism.
www.truetube.co.uk - for clips that support and extend the topics studied.
www.bbc.co.uk/newsround - for up to date news.

How can parents help?  What can be done at home?  Again – a few ideas:

  • Engage in discussion with your son or daughter about PSHE and Citizenship related affairs, e.g. the election, the NHS crisis, drug awareness and other current affairs.
  • Broaden horizons – visit places of interest on a local, regional and national level, e.g. the Grimsby Town Hall and The Houses of Parliament.

Citizenship Key Stage 4

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Take part in additional projects to extend knowledge of the topics covered in lessons – there is a suggested list of Citizenship projects that could be undertaken (see Citizenship teacher).
  • Taking part in a Lifestyle Project – for Year 9.
  • Taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award – Years 9 and 10.
  • Taking part in National Citizenship Service – Year 11.
  • Attending organised trips and taking an active interest in Further Education.
  • Speaking to potential employers and being pro-active about Post-16 education.
  • Take an active interest in talking to visiting speakers or performers about the issues they are raising.
  • Reading widely to develop appreciation of social and current affairs – broadsheet newspapers and online newspapers.
  • Listen to the news – listening out for local, national and global issues to discuss in lessons.
  • Watching the news – watching out for local, national and global issues to discuss in lessons.
  • Watching specific current affairs television programmes which reinforce the Citizenship curriculum – for instance: Big Questions.

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

Careers:

www.lincs2.co.uk - local careers information.
www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
www.plotr.co.uk

Democracy:

www.parliament.uk
www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk

Human Rights:

www.unicef.org.uk
www.oxfam.org.uk
www.amnesty.org.uk
www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk
www.redcross.org.uk
www.savethechildren.org.uk
www.un.org

Animal Rights & Welfare:

www.peta.org.uk
www.animalaid.org.uk
www.rspca.org
www.wwf.org.uk

Miscellaneous:

www.fairtrade.org.uk
www.crisis.org.uk – homelessness.
www.kickitout.org – racism.
www.truetube.co.uk – for clips that support and extend the topics studied.
www.bbc.co.uk/newsround - for up to date news.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - a website dedicated to preventing child exploitation online from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre.
www.talktofrank.com - this supports the topic of Drug Awareness which Year 9 study.

How can parents help?  What can be done at home?  Again – a few ideas:

  • Engage in discussion with your son or daughter about PSHE and Citizenship related affairs, e.g. the election, the NHS crisis, drug awareness and other current affairs.
  • Broaden horizons – visit places of cultural interest on a local, regional and national level, e.g. the Grimsby Town Hall and The Houses of Parliament.

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