Citizenship education develops knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens.

Pupils learn about democracy, politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, media literacy, the law and the economy. They also learn the skills of active citizenship through practical opportunities to address issues of conern to them. Through the use of using real issues, case studies, [eople and events in local to global contexts pupils develop a sense of what it means to participate in society. 


citizenship curriculum map

year 7 knowledge organiser

year 8 knowledge organiser

year 9 knowledge organiser

GCSE Exam Board: Pearson
You can find the current GCSE Ethics specification here

Students are able to continue studying Ethics at A Level – You can find out more about A Level Philosophy and Ethics at Dereham Sixth Form here

Working Independently

Below are a number of links to resources available to support independent learning:

Assessment in Citizenship

Ongoing formative assessment is part of the learning cycle in lessons, along with regular diagnostic key knowledge tests, and exam-style questions part way through units and at the end of units.

Personal Development and Cultural Capital in Citizenship
  • Film and Philosophy Club
  • CAP Money Advisers
  • Local Businesses to advise on Career Opportunities
  • Norfolk road Safety Team
  • Norfolk Police
Who Teaches Citizenship

Head of Department: Mr. S. Oldfield, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E., N.P.Q.H.
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Mr Oldfield has BA hons in Philosophy and History from the University of East Anglia; a Post Graduate Certificate in Education- Religious Education (University of Bristol); and a National Professional Qualification in Headship (National College of School Leadership). Mr Oldfield also Chairs Norfolk County Council Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.

Other Staff: Mrs. Y. Chapman, B.A. (Hons.), P.G.C.E.
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Mrs Chapman has a B.A. Hons in Religious Studies, as well as a PGCE from the University of Oxford.

Other Staff: Mrs. T. Sherrington, B.A.(Hons.), P.G.C.E.
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Mrs Sherrington graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in Classics.  She then took a PGCE in Secondary Education at the University of Cambridge and has since worked in a variety of schools in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Kent , teaching RE and Citizenship as well as Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, all to students ranging from Year 3 to Year 13. Alongside working full time as a teacher, she completed her Master of Education (Researching Practice) degree through the University of Cambridge, which she finished in 2019.