Citizenship education equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understandings to play an effective role in public life. Pupils learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms about laws, justice and democracy. Students explore diverse beliefs, cultures and identities and the values we share as UK and global citizens. At Hatch End, students are encouraged to take part in decision making and different forms of action.
KS3 – Year 7
Discrete 1 hour per week Citizenship lesson, delivered by the tutor incorporating aspects of Learning to Learn
KS3 – Year 8
Discrete 1 hour per week Citizenship lesson,delivered by specialists
KS3 – Year 9
Cross curricular mainly through RE, History, Geography and Drama.
+Aspects of PCHE/Assemblies
+Discrete series of half day Citizenship themed events
KS4 – Year 10
Discrete 1 hour per week GCSE Short Course /Full Course.
KS4 – Year 11
Discrete 1 hour per week GCSE Short Course/ Full Course.
For full details of the structure, content and assessment in Citizenship, please refer to the KS 3, 4 and 5 Programmes of Study
|Mr D Robinson||Head of Faculty for Social & Poilitical Sciences|
|Mr A Harris||Citizenship & KS4 coordinator|
|Mr D Sinclair||Citizenship teacher|
|Mr W Bickford Smith||Citizenship teacher|
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative at Hatch End High School
Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) - a programme which has helped over 20,000 students in the UK to give over £400,000 to local charities.
Students at our school in Year 10 take part in YPI as part of the Citizenship GCSE coursework. In teams, they research social problems in our community and create an engaging and persuasive presentation and campaign on a local charity they believe is doing the best work to tackle an issue they are passionate about. The students visit their local charities and then deliver presentations to their peers as well as run year 7 workshops, informing them of the work their charity does.
The students carry out their campaigns in teams competing to win £3000 towards their chosen charity. Teams are selected from their Citizenship lessons, who then go on to present to a panel of judges in semi-finals. The top 6 teams then get selected to present in the final and the winning team wins £3000 towards their chosen charity. Last summer, the team campaigning for “OUTWEST” won the event.
Trip to the Houses of Parliament
Every year the Citizenship Department take a group of students to the Houses of Parliament. The visit begins with a tour of the Palace of Westminster, providing the context for learning about the work and role of Parliament. The tour starts at Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the parliamentary estate, where Guy Fawkes was put on trial for high treason in 1606. The tour then moves to the Central Lobby, the heart of British Democracy which connects the House of Lords with the House of Commons.
Students then have the fantastic opportunity to sit in the public gallery in the House of Commons. After that, the students go up to the public gallery of the House of Lords, watching a live debate.
After the tour the Parliament Education Team deliver an engaging workshop putting GCSE Citizenship Curriculum into sharp focus.
http://www.parliament.uk/education/ - Parliament Education
http://www.unicef.org/ - UNICEF
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ - BBC NEWS
http://www.guardian.co.uk/ - Guardian
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/ - Amnesty International
http://www.redcross.org.uk/ - British Red Cross