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|In year 7 two units of citizenship are delivered through drama activities.
|1. Multicultural Britain
|2. Prejudice and discrimination
|In year 8 Students study three units of citizenship in their RE groups.
|1. You Can’t Get Away With That! – explores Law and the Justice System
|2. Power to the People! – Parliament- Monarchy and Mischief Makers – explores how the UK system of government has evolved and where power lies.
|3. Making a Difference ‘from the ground up’ – The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities
|In year 9 there are two citizenship units:
|1. Issues Around Poverty and Wealth – taught as part of the RE curriculum.
|2. Saving Planet Zarg – a focus day exploring Democracy and Justice in the context of environmental politics.
At Key Stage 4 students further develop the skills ideas and themes explored through Key Stage 3, and apply them to the ethical and philosophical issues covered in the RE curriculum.
In line with new National Curriculum requirements students will be assessed on their knowledge, understanding and application of the course content. Students’ active contributions to the school and wider community are recorded and celebrated through the Stokesley Baccalaureate.
How parents can help
Parents can help by discussing current political and ethical viewpoints and encouraging further research into issues of interest, as well as by encouraging active participation in community activities, charity events