Citizenship with core RE is taught in discrete lessons in Years 7, 10 and 11, and mapped across the curriculum in Years 8 and 9. All work is monitored by the Citizenship Co-ordinator, who also arranges for visiting groups to have an input into the programmes. It is delivered by a specialist team.
The Citizenship and RE programme addresses a number of topical issues and aims to build up students’ political literacy through the workings of government and the influences on our lawmakers. Students are encouraged to be active citizens of both the school and the wider community. To this end the school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to put their opinions on current issues to appropriate local, national and international bodies. The School also has a very active Student Council. The RE aspect of the course links in to ideas of the self, our responsibilities as part of a wider community and the role of religion in society. It also looks at the issues studied in class from the point of view of the predominant world religions.