Citizenship is the study of British society; how it functions legally, politically and economically. It looks at what pupils need to know to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens and the moral dilemmas this can pose.
Through our varied and exciting programmes of study, pupils learn about human rights; how the law is made and administered; the role of parliament and pressure groups in developing new laws; elections (both national and local); the role of government and private citizens in the economy; and the role of the UK on the global stage.
In the Lower School (Years 6–8), Citizenship is blended with the PSHE curriculum and delivered through Form Time to all pupils in small groups.
In Form 3 (Year 9) Citizenship focuses on Human Rights, especially equality, with a strong focus on developing research and writing skills. This is then supported by looking at the role of law within a community; how laws are made and administered.
Pupils then have the opportunity to study Citizenship through to GCSE, with the Politics, Economics and Business A-level and IB Diploma courses offering ideal extensions of the subject post-16.