Citizenship & Careeers

 

Subjects Overall Aim

Citizenship strengthens and develops the whole school ethos of Salvatorian College. The content of the subject develops Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) identities of the individual pupil and therefore also develops cohesion in the communities we are a part of. It helps prepare pupils for opportunities and experiences in later life and encourages pupils to become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

KS3 Curriculum (Year 7+8) and KS4 Curriculum (Year 9-11)

Citizenship is slightly different in its structure to other traditional subjects as it does not have distinct Key Stages, rather core strands, that run vertically throughout Year 7-11. These strands develop in complexity and challenge so that a deeper understanding can be made as the pupil progresses throughout his school life. The aim being he will be ready to face age appropriate life challenges at the right time and be successful in his Post 16 life beyond Salvatorian College.

The Core Themes that run throughout Year 7-11 are:

Personal Identity / Local / British and Global Citizenship

Diversity and Community Cohesion

Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG)

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Justice and Legal System

Local / National and International Democracy

Study Skills

Citizenship in Action

Pupils receive one lesson a week of Citizenship. The aim is to present all of the information available on a given topic and allow pupils to digest, understand, debate and draw conclusions so that they can make informed decisions about their potential actions impact on society.

At the end of the school year each pupil will undertake a ‘Citizenship in Action’ project. Here they will plan to address an issue within the community they are a part of. The scheme of work requires the pupils to plan, initiate and evaluate their action for change plan. By participating in such activities we are confident in stating that our pupils are already making a positive contribution to society and will continue to do so in the future. 

Extra Curricular Activities / Parental Support:

Each year a number of visitors present to the school on a wide variety of Citizenship based topics. For example there have been Drama productions, Dance and Rap, Police, Celebrities, Volunteers, Careers Guidance, Entrepreneur Tasks, Mentoring as well as external visits to institutions. The programme is fluid to meet the changing needs of the pupils and the society we live in. The aim is to provide interactive learning opportunities and access the specialist knowledge and understanding from individuals and organisations to ensure our pupils are well equipped for the future.

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