PSHE & Citizenship


Year 7:

Autumn: Identity

  • British values
  • Christian identity
  • Muslim identity
  • Jewish identity
  • Hindu identity
  • Buddhist identity

Spring: Space

Religious space

  • Churches
  • Mosques
  • Mandir
  • Synagogues
  • Buddhist temple


  • Reasons for immigration
  • Effects of immigration
  • Controlling immigration
  • Immigration & the media

Spring 2 Communities:

  • What is community?
  • Global & religious communities

Different religious festivals

  • Easter
  • Wesak
  • Passover
  • Diwali
  • Ramadan

Summer: Change

  • Secularisation
  • The history of religion in the UK
  • Multiculturalism
  • Active citizenship

Year 8:

Autumn: Immigration

Spring: International organisations & Non-governmental organisations

Summer: Key political figures

Year 9:

Autumn: Politics and participation

Spring: Justice

Summer term: Environmental change & sustainable development


(Overview of the course)

Citizenship studies investigates how the citizen is enabled by society to play a full and active part and how citizens are empowered to effect change within society. Citizenship understanding develops through the knowledge of how a society operates and functions and its underlying values.

Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes, 50%): Active Citizenship + Politics and participation.

Paper 2 (1 hour 45 minutes, 50%): Life in modern Britain + Rights and responsibilities.

Year 9

Autumn Term

Law & order

Spring Term

Youth crime

Summer Term

Advocacy Project


Autumn Term

Making a change: pressure groups and campaigning.

Spring Term

Identity, immigration & multiculturalism.

Summer Term

The UK’S role in the world.


Autumn Term

Citizenship coursework: pupils chose an issue to research and advocate for.

Spring Term

Justice and Law

Summer Term