Subject Overview

Citizenship education equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understandings to play an effective role in public life. Pupils learn about fundamental British values through lessons on their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms including individual liberty and mutual respect; about the rule of law, justice and democracyStudents also 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 specialists.


KS3 – Year 8

Discrete 1 hour per week Citizenship lesson,delivered by specialists.


KS3 – Year 9

Discrete 1 hour per week GCSE Full Course.


KS4 – Year 10

Discrete 1 hour per week GCSE Full Course.


KS4 – Year 11

Discrete 1.5 hour per week GCSE Full Course.


For full details of the structure, content and assessment in Citizenship, please refer to the KS 3 and 4 Programmes of Study

Faculty Contacts


Staff Name Role Email Address
Ms A Brown

Head of Citizenship and Politics Teacher
Ms T Khan Citizenship and Politics Teacher

Mr T Sapiano

Citizenship and Sociology Teacher
Mrs T Moodley Citizenship and Drama Teacher
Ms N Punjwani Citizenship Teacher and Head of Sociology
Mrs S Valu

Citizenship and Drama Teacher
Mr E Ambrose

Citizenship Support Teacher



First Give at Hatch End High School


First Give - a programme which encourages students to take community action into their own hands with the chance of winning £1,000 for their chosen charity.


Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

Students at our school in Year 8 take part in First Give.  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 £1000 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 £1000 towards their chosen charity. 


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.


Useful Links - Parliament Education - UNICEF - BBC NEWS - Guardian - Amnesty International - British Red Cross