Citizenship and RE enables children to gain a deeper understanding of the world in which they live; its diversity, its vibrancy and its challenges. It gives them the opportunity to become independent thinkers and positive contributors to the community in which they live, through a series of active citizenship opportunities, within the lesson and across the school.
Year 7 – Introduction to World Religions; We all Believe in Something; Ultimate Questions; Creation Stories
Year 8 – Religious Leaders; Stereotypes; Prejudice & Discrimination; The Media; Values and Beliefs
Year 9 – Morality; Good and Evil; Human Rights; Active Citizenship - Charity; Rites of Passage
There are a range of Active Citizenship opportunities that take place across the school, organised by a number of departments. These range from organising a major charity event, taking part in a number of sporting challenges, becoming Leaders and Mentors, to becoming a member of the Student Council. This year students will be given the opportunity to run their own enterprise in a Dragons Den fundraiser for Comic Relief.
For one afternoon in March Year 9s take control of the school to make money for Sport Relief.
This is what they said:
I’ve learnt that every little bit counts. The smallest amount of money makes a massive difference to people’s lives
I’ve really enjoyed being creative and organising something by ourselves
I enjoyed having authority
I learnt to concentrate on the cash but have fun with your activity and friends at the same time!
GCSE Citizenship is a course that gives students the opportunity to explore the world that we live in locally, nationally and internationally, whilst thinking about the diverse relationships that exist between different people and groups within society and the ways we can make a difference to the community in which we live. Students will also undertake action in which they will aim to make a change in the community around them.
KS4 Religious Studies
This course gives students the opportunity to explore different religious beliefs and teachings as well as different ethical viewpoints and perspectives.