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We want our students to graduate St Edward’s Academy with the knowledge and skills that are needed to become active member of their local communities, a multicultural/multi-country democracy and a global world.
Our curriculum intent comes alive in lessons as students examine, discuss and debate the challenges faced by citizens living in a multicultural country. Important questions and themes are considered:
Does immigration benefit the UK?
How can we Promote community cohesion?
Why is the rule of Law important in a democracy?
We explore what it means to live in a multi-country democracy:
Does Devolution change/challenge the idea of British identity?
Should we change the way we elect our MP’s?
Should a Government increase tax or cut services during times of austerity?
Why is the Rule of Law important in a democracy?
We live in an increasingly globalised world and the Citizenship curriculum helps us to reflect on the questions this raises:
Is Brexit a good idea?
Is fair trade better than free trade?
How does the global community deal with disputes between countries?
Students also develop their wider skills including team work, independent research, advocacy and oral/written communication skills as they research, plan and deliver a campaign about a Citizenship issue e.g. recycling, mental health and foodbanks. The aim of the campaign is to promote a change in the community.
Our successful Citizenship curriculum impacts positively on our immediate community and prepares students to be positive and proactive members of British society.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has Established“
While God is seen as the ultimate sovereign over his creation, Christian thought has always accepted the need for secular authority and the bible has been used to both challenge the abuse of power but also to establish good systems of governance. All students will have the opportunity to look at how societies work and explore the UK system of democracy and the rule of law.