Citizenship at Key Stage 3

Citizenship at The Rosewood School for years 7, 8 and 9 is intended to empower students to become active citizens and take pride in their communities while they learn more about the society and world in which they live.

Topics covered include Identity, Community, Human Rights, Migration, Local and National Government, Laws, Voting, Crime and Punishment, the Media, Volunteering, Charities, International Organisations and more.

Course content includes material from the five themes identified in the Edexcel Citizenship GCSE:


Theme A: Living together in the UK

Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK

Theme C: Law and Justice

Theme D: Power and Influence

Theme E: Taking Citizenship Action


Differentiated assignments and challenging activities are provided across the Key Stage to support students in developing their knowledge and understanding of Citizenship concepts and ideas.

Improving literacy and extended writing skills are an important part of the course, but teamwork, debating, group work and the consideration of opposing points of view are also equally important. Students also have the opportunity to plan and carry out their own Citizenship Action in the community.