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Citizenship

"There is no one worthy of worship but He: That is the witness of Allah, His angels and those endowed with knowledge, Standing firm in Justice (or maintaining His Creation in Justice). There is no god but He, the Exalted in power, the Wise."

(Qur'an, Al-'Imran 3:18)

In the name of Allah the most Merciful the most Kind.

Key Stage 3

Pupils in year 7 and 8 have one lesson per week.

Pupils in KS3 are taught in sets selected by ability and follow the National Curriculum Syllabus for Citizenship. Monitoring of progress is constantly effected by standardised testing, allowing movement between sets when necessary. Pupils are made aware of their progress at all times, through verbal and written feedback and the completion of their Progress Records.

The aim of the KS3 curriculum is to enable pupils to develop the critical thinking skills which will help them in their daily lives and become good Muslim citizens.

Some of the topics that KS3 pupils will learn include:-

·         Rules and fairness, rights and responsibilities (Year7)

·         Communities and identities (Year 7)

·         Being a global citizen (year 7)

·         Local communities and local government (Year 8)

·         Human Rights in a global community (Year 8)

KS3 pupils will also have the opportunity to attend various visits and listen to various visiting speakers. In Year 7 & Year 8, the department organises a visit to the magistrate’s courts and the police station. Year 9 & Year 10 pupils have the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament in London.

Pupils in year 9 begin their study of GCSE Citizenship. They will take their full course GCSE Citizenship exam in Year 10. The exam board is Edexcel. Pupils will focus on Communities and identities, human, legal and political rights, rights and responsibilities of consumers, employers and employees.

Pupils are well prepared for early GCSE entry.

Key Stage 4

Pupils in year 9 and 10 have two lessons per week.

Year 10 pupils will continue studying for their full course GCSE exam and will sit their exam at the end of Year 10. Here, pupils will focus on power, politics and media and the global community. Pupils will sit two 1 hour exams and will do two controlled assessments which will be undertaken in both year 9 and year 10. This progression will enable them to debate politics, law and media. Pupils will also have the opportunity to integrate Islam with Citizenship.

Staff

Mrs S. Yousaf