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

year 10 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
  • CAP Money Advisers
  • Local Businesses to advise on Career Opportunities
  • 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 is also the former Chair of 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. R. Morrison, B.A.(Hons), P.G.C.E.
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