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GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Global Citizenship allows pupils to learn about the world around them through topic based learning. Each topic includes elements of Citizenship, Religious Education, PSHCE and British Values. The lessons are focused on developing skills such as effective discussion, co-operation with peers, justifying opinions and much more. Formal assessment takes place through evaluative questions whereby the answer requires a for, against and a conclusion that involves their opinion. Some topics also have assessed group work such as creating a campaign to make a difference.

Course Content

Year 7

AUTUMN TERM

The Island Project.
World religions – symbols, rites of passage, key beliefs
Democracy – Voting and electing a leader
Wider knowledge – Laws, punishments, map drawing
Democracy
What does an MP do?
How do we vote?
Political parties and parliament

SPRING TERM

Democracy
Manifestos and campaigning
How to hold an election
What is God?
Why believe in God?
Islamic, Christian and Hindu beliefs
How people respond to God i.e. prayer, missionary work etc.
Death and the afterlife according to Christians, Hindus and Muslims

SUMMER TERM

Ultimate truths
How did we get here?
Creation stories
Where is God?
Why are we here?
Can science and religion work together?
Interpreting the Bible

Year 8

AUTUMN TERM

Cultures
Identity
Youth culture & stereotyping
Gangs
Youth and religion
Youth and gender
Youth and the family
Online identity
Freedom Fighters
Suffragettes
Nelson Mandela
Malala Yousafzai
French resistance
Martin Luther King Jr.

SPRING TERM

Freedom Fighters
Malcolm X
ISIS
EDL
William Wallace
Human Rights
What is the law?
Stop and search
The age of criminal responsibility
Youth crime and justice

SUMMER TERM

Human Rights
The case of Stephen Lawrence
What are Human rights
The rights of the child
The UN
Freedom of expression
Campaigning
Students will then run their own campaigns to make a change in school or in the wider world

Year 9

AUTUMN TERM

Risky world
Illness – Malaria and HIV
FGM
Child labour
Blood diamonds
Pirates
Conflict
Landmines
Child soldiers
KONY 2012
Media
Who owns the media?
Media & politics, religion, self and crime

SPRING TERM

Media
Media & fame
Social media – positives and negatives
Social media experiments
Is our future doomed?
Recession
Brexit
Trump
North Korea
Nuclear arms
Extremism
Genocide
Designer babies
3rd world debt

SUMMER TERM

Relationships GCSE unit
Family
Parents
Roles of men and women in society
Marriage
Homosexuality
Divorce
Sexual relationships
Contraception