Students studying Citizenship Studies benefit from the opportunity to broaden their understanding of their roles in society and develop a degree of cultural understanding which will equip them to become empathetic, informed members of a global community. Citizenship Studies has the power to motivate and enable young people to become thoughtful, active citizens. Students gain a deeper knowledge of democracy, government, and law, and develop skills to create sustained and reasoned arguments, present various viewpoints, and plan practical citizenship actions to benefit society. They will also gain the ability to recognise bias, critically evaluate arguments, weigh evidence, and look for alternative interpretations and sources of evidence, all of which are essential skills valued by higher education and employers.
The carefully constructed curriculum develops citizenship skills, an understanding of processes and methods, an awareness of life in modern Britain, their rights and responsibilities, and the importance and function of politics and participation. Through a final, individual research project, students have the opportunity to pursue areas of particular interest in the field of active citizenship.
Through engagement with authentic and challenging texts and frequent opportunities for discussion and debate, students are given the opportunity to reflect on their views and the views of others. Seeking to enhance their sense of empathy, justice, and equality, and providing opportunities to consider fairness and morality we aim to develop critical thinkers who can express their views with empathy and clarity becoming valued employees, colleagues, and citizens of the future.