At Wrotham School all students study Citizenship in years 7 and 8.
At year 9 Citizenship Studies students are prepared for the controlled assessment which will be commenced and completed in the academic year.
Citizenship will be studied at year 10 in preparation for the students end of year GCSE examination.
It is a National Curriculum subject that is compulsory in all schools at key stage 3 and key stage 4.
Citizenship lessons provide students with the skills and the knowledge to be active and informed citizens. Students learn about local and central government, law and the economy, the role of the media, global issues and human rights and responsibilities. They are encouraged to participate in decision-making and this enables them to play an active part in the life of the school, the local community and wider society.
It is our belief that Citizenship at Wrotham School equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to play an effective role in society. It encourages them to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate.
The aim, above all, is that students are empowered through Citizenship education. They develop their voice, their own opinions and the desire to argue a case on behalf of others as well as themselves. It helps them to become informed, thoughful and responsible citizens who are aware of their rights, responsibilities and the implications of their actions.
Citizenship knowledge and skills develop literacy and promote personal learning and thinking skills, especially for effective participation. We encourage students to become successful learners, confident individuals and active, responsible citizens who are equipped, willing and able to contribute towards making their communities better places to live.