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Citizenship teaching 12-14 yrs


Key stage 3 and its equivalents in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The following project packs are relevant:

Project Pack 4 – What’s it got to do with me?
Project Pack 2 – Changing Roles

These two project areas cover the following National Curriculum programmes of study and QCA schemes of work. There is a summary in each project pack.

Programmes of study

During key stage 3, pupils study, reflect upon and discuss topical political, spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues, problems and events. They learn to identify the role of the legal, political, religious, social and economic institutions and systems that influence their lives and communities. They continue to be actively involved in the life of their school, neighbourhood and wider communities and learn to become more effective in public life. They learn about fairness, social justice, respect for democracy and diversity at school and at local, national and global levels. They take part in community activities responsibly.

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Teaching should ensure that ‘knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens’ are acquired and applied when ‘developing skills of enquiry and communication’, and ‘participation and responsible action’.

Knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens

Caring on the Home Front can help pupils understand:

Developing skills of enquiry and communication

Caring on the Home Front can help pupils to:

Developing skills of participation and responsible action

Caring on the Home Front can help pupils to:

Schemes of work

Unit 01: Citizenship – what’s it all about?

Unit 09: What makes a news story?

Unit 10: Debating a global issue

Unit 11: Why is it so difficult to keep the peace in the world today?

Unit 13: How do we deal with conflict?

Unit 14: Developing skills of democratic participation