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Citizenship

Citizenship is taught Yr7-Yr10 once a fortnight by a specialist team. Students are taught in ability groups and cover a variety of different topics.  In Yr11 students have Citizenship once per week and have the opportunity to gain a Certificate in Financial Education GCSE. Other students will cover a variety of different units over the year.

What is Citizenship?

Citizenship education will provide your child with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare for playing a full and active part in society. Citizenship education will help your child to understand the world around them, the way the UK works and they will gain an understanding of how people relate to one another.

Within Citizenship we also cover PSHE (personal, social and health education) topics to ensure they can live a happy and healthy life; this will also equip them with the knowledge and understanding to help others who may be struggling.

Enrichment Day

We also have one enrichment day a year where students are off timetable and engage in an exciting, varied, and exhilarating day. This gives students the opportunity to develop the transferrable skills they need for the world beyond school. During this day students explore a variety of different topics such as the Criminal Justice system and Social Justice around the world. A wander around the corridors on the average enrichment day offers something for everyone.

 

If you would like to discuss any of these topics please contact Miss Bell by email on cbell@ralphthoresby.com

  • Year 7 - 10 Overview
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 7 – Being British

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      British Values
      Diverse Britain
      Heritage
      Human Rights

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 7 – Healthy Me

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Puberty
      Importance of sleep
      Exercise
      Nutrition
      Mental Health

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 7 – Safety

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      FGM
      E-Safety
      Prevent/Extremism
      Crime
      Forced Marriage

    • 04

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 8 – Healthy Me

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Self-esteem
      Mental Health
      Eating Disorders
      First Aid
      Alcohol abuse
      Smoking

    • 05

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 8 – Political Systems

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Introduction to Politics
      UK as a democracy
      How are laws made?
      Should voting be compulsory?
      The work of an MP

    • 06

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 8 – Sex and Relationships

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Being ready
      Contraception
      STI’s
      Teen pregnancy
      Break-ups

    • 07

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 9 – First Give

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Students have the opportunity to work with First Give on social issues in our local area. Each class choose a charity to support and have the opportunity to win £1000 for their charity.

    • 08

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 9 – Sex and Relationships

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Consent
      Respect in Relationships
      Positive and Negative Relationships
      Sexting
      CSE
      Domestic Violence

    • 09

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 9 – Lifestyle

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Drugs
      LGBTQ
      Body Image and the Media
      Effects of Pornography

    • 10

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 10 – Healthy Me

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      NHS
      Mental Health
      Cannabis
      Cancer
      Illegal Highs
      Prescription Drugs

    • 11

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 10 – How fair is the world?

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      How fair is the UK?
      Human Right abuses
      Non-Democratic countries
      Conflict and asylum
      War
      Nuclear Weapons

    • 12

      Course Topic(s)

      Year 10 – Money Matters

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Financial Capability
      Financial Management
      Types of Debt
      Payday Loan
      Savings

    Enrichment Day

    We also have one enrichment day a year where students are off timetable and engage in an exciting, varied, and exhilarating day. This gives students the opportunity to develop the transferrable skills they need for the world beyond school. During this day students explore a variety of different topics such as the Criminal Justice system and Social Justice around the world. A wander around the corridors on the average enrichment day offers something for everyone.

     

    Assessment

    At the end of every unit of work your child will be assessed on their understanding, this will be done in a variety of different ways. When reports are sent home, the following descriptors will be used.

    Above- Well done you are taking a full and active role in your learning. You show exceptional levels of independence. You have developed and apply a wide range of skills in lessons such as reading, writing and communication. You consistently evaluate and challenge yourself and others views using a range of sources. You understand extremely well how to keep yourself and others safe. You are fully engaged in your learning and have acquired new knowledge and skills which you are sharing with others.

    On- You are taking an active role in lessons and can demonstrate a good level of independence, think critically, and articulate your learning and views with confidence. You can evaluate and challenge your own and others’ views using a range of sources. You have a good understanding of how to keep yourself and others safe. You show a good level of resilience within lessons. You are engaged in your learning and are using your new knowledge and skills.

    Below- You often take an active role in lessons but this is not always the case. You can show good levels of independence but this is not a common feature. You can communicate your views with growing confidence and work with others. You are able to evaluate and challenge your own and others’ views using a range of sources, although sometimes such views may not be fully explained. You have an adequate understanding of how to keep yourself and others safe. You have begun to develop the skill of resilience.

     

     

    Homework Information

    Students will be set homework at regular intervals, all homework will extend learning from the lesson, it may include activities such as research on particular issues, sharing knowledge with others, asking family/friends their opinions on questions. All homework will be set via classcharts and unless stated will be due the following lesson.

     

    Students must also complete their ‘practice card’ throughout the year as part of compulsory homework. They will receive their card in their first lesson and must get it stamped/signed whenever they do extra practice. This must happen at least 4 times per half term and they will be checked regularly.

  • Year 11 Overview
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      Preparation for Yr11

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      How to revise
      Mindfullness
      Keeping yourself healthy
      Presenting Yourself
      Digital Footprint
      The world of work

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Religion in the Modern World

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Mormonism
      Paganism
      Humanism
      Jehovah’s Witnesses
      Scientology
      Conspiracy Theories
      Illuminati

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Crime

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Knife Crime
      Gang Culture
      The Criminal Justice System
      You be the Judge!
      Crime in the UK
      (il)legal Highs

  • Sixth Form - Year 1
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      SRE

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      STI’s
      Grooming/CSE
      Contraception

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Safety

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Festival safety
      Driver safety
      Travelling abroad

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Human Rights and Politics

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Radicalisation
      Challenging prejudice and discrimination
      Knowing your rights- Managing contracts.

    • 04

      Course Topic(s)

      Drugs and Alcohol

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Know your limit
      Safety on a night out
      (Il)legal highs

    • 05

      Course Topic(s)

      Identity, stress and mental health

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Mental health and wellbeing
      Stress and anxiety
      Coping with stress

    • 06

      Course Topic(s)

      Careers

  • Sixth Form - Year 2
    • 01

      Course Topic(s)

      SRE

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Managing the end of a relationship safely.
      Love vs Lust
      Is love racist?

    • 02

      Course Topic(s)

      Safety

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Tattoos/piercings/surgery
      Knowing your body- cancer screening
      Honour based violence.

    • 03

      Course Topic(s)

      Human Rights and Politics

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Human Rights
      Democracy- using your rights!
      Issues of Harassment

    • 04

      Course Topic(s)

      Drugs and Alcohol

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      Dangers of codeine
      Cannabis
      Substance misuse

    • 05

      Course Topic(s)

      Identity, stress and mental health

      Content / Learning Outcomes

      LGBTQ
      Body image
      Refugees

    • 06

      Course Topic(s)

      Careers

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