RSHE/Citizenship (Core)

Curriculum intent

For students to develop an awareness of their role within the world in a local, national and global context.  To equip them with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to thrive as young people through to adulthood. To motivate and challenge them to become responsible, reflective and active citizens.

Citizenship is taught in lessons Years 7-10, as well as through structured pastoral time in Years 7-1.

Citizenship

We all aspire for our young people to develop into kind, reflective, active members of our global community.

This begins with instilling a sense of confidence built upon knowledge and understanding. At Chichester High School we work across all areas of the curriculum and our pastoral system to ensure this is possible.  

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Within these lessons, we have developed a learning journey that encompasses all elements of the Relationships, Sex, Health and Citizenship curriculum, alongside other elements of PSHE such as careers.

Furthermore, due to this integrated planning, there will be an opportunity for all students at the end of year 11 to sit a GCSE in Citizenship.  This formal qualification is a fantastic stepping stone towards a career in the public services or further study in Politics, Law, Journalism, Sociology or History. 

Through these lessons, and supported across all areas of the school curriculum, we aim to equip all our young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

Our curriculum remains flexible and responsive to the changing needs of our young people.  We will endeavour to update you with any changes.

If you would like to know more about the delivery of Citizenship, please do get in contact with the school here

Mrs Christina Procter email
Head of Social Science


Further information:

See here for further details of the GCSE qualification

Details of the Sex and Relationships Curriculum can be found here

Details of the Citizenship Curriculum can be found here


 

KS 3 4 Journey

Programmes of Study

Year9
   Year 10 Year 11

Links to the National Curriculum

Citizenship National Curriculum
Key Stage 3

Term Covered

Acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government

Initiated in form time, and developed during summer term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11. 

Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced

Initiated in form time, covered at length during spring term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11. 

Develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity, that they will take with them into adulthood

A feature of whole school events/groups and form time, covered at length in year 9 Autumn term and then again in year 11 autumn term as part of home learning. 

Are equipped with the skills to think critically and debate political questions, to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs

Covered  in the autumn term of year 10 as part of year 8 drop down day in autumn term. 

The development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch

Initiated in form time, and developed during summer term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11.

The operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties

Year 9 summer term and then developed upon through year 10/11.

The precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom

Initiated in form time, and developed during summer term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11.

The nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals

Initiated in form time, covered at length during spring term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11.  

The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to

participate in school-based activities

A feature of whole school events/groups and form time, covered at length in year 9 Autumn term and then again in year 11 spring term. 

The functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.

Covered in the autumn term of year 10 as part of year 8 drop down day in autumn term. 

 

Citizenship National Curriculum
Key Stage 4

Term Covered

Acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom is governed, its political system and how citizens participate actively in its democratic systems of government

Initiated in form time, and developed during summer term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11. 

Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced

Initiated in form time, covered at length during spring term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11. 

Develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity, that they will take with them into adulthood

A feature of whole school events/groups and form time, covered at length in year 9 Autumn term and then again in year 11 spring term. 

Are equipped with the skills to think critically and debate political questions, to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs

Covered in the autumn term of year 10 as part of year 8 drop down day in autumn term. 

Parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom, including the power of government, the role of citizens and Parliament in holding those in power to account, and the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary and a free press

Initiated in form time, and developed during summer term year 9 and developed upon through year 10/11.

The different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond

Summer term year 10 and ten developed in spring term of year 11.

Other systems and forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the United Kingdom

Summer term year 10 and ten developed in year 11 spring term.

Local, regional and international governance and the United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world

Initiated in form time, developed during summer term of year 10 and then reflected on in the spring term of year 11.

Human rights and international law  the legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems

Human rights - summer term year 9, Legal system and sources of law spring term and applied throughout years 10 and 11. 

Diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding

Central to whole school events/groups - a feature of the year 7 spring term drop down day and covered in summer term year 9 and then again in autumn term year 10 and spring term year 11. 

The different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of his or her community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering,

as well as other forms of responsible activity

A feature of whole school events/groups and form time, covered at length in year 9 Autumn term and then again in year 11 autumn term as part of home learning. 

Income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent

Covered in the autumn term of year 10 as part of year 8 drop down day in autumn term.