St James's Church of England High School

St James Church of England High School

'A National Teaching School'

September 2013

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PSHE & Citizenship

KEY STAGE 4

KS4 NON- GCSE PSHE AND CITIZENSHIP

As at KS3, PSHE and Citizenship are 2 separate subjects although there is sometimes overlap in the content.

In PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), you will focus on several topics. For example:

  • Year 10 – Work experience;
  • Year 11 – Drugs; Sex and Relationships Education; The Mock Interview Workshop; Money

In CITIZENSHIP, you will continue to use and develop a range of skills including :

  • Critical Thinking & Enquiry (Independent Thinking & Research)
  • Advocacy & Representation (Speaking & Listening)
  • Taking Informed & Responsible Action (Participation)

Topics will include rights, law, community projects and identity.

As well as having one Citizenship lesson each week, Citizenship also has a whole-school focus and is a feature of a wide range of other subjects – including Geography, MFL, PE, Art, English, History, Media and RE – as well as being part of many aspects of school life.

Guest speakers are sometimes invited to lead sessions as part of the PSHE and Citizenship

programme. We expect very high standards of behaviour at all times but particularly when visitors are in lessons. Pupils whose behaviour falls below these expectations will be removed from the activity and supervised elsewhere.

For both subjects, PLANNING AND RESEARCH may sometimes be needed in your own time.

KS4 GCSE CITIZENSHIP (OPTION)

Citizenship Studies will help you to understand and make sense of important social, legal and political issues that you will encounter throughout your life. You will have the opportunity to use and develop a range of skills during the course including research, analysis, evaluating evidence and viewpoints, deciding suitable action, constructing arguments, presenting your case, campaigning, planning, teamwork and leadership. Assessment will be through 2 Controlled Assessments and 2 exams.