The principal aim of Citizenship Studies at Prendergast Ladywell is to engage pupils in the local and global world; to consider their role as global citizens and to think both critically and proactively about politicised environments. The course encourages students to play an active part in public and democratic life as informed and active citizens. There are four themes: Living together in the UK, Democracy at work in the UK, Law and Justice and Power and influence - The UK’s relationship with the rest of the world.
Further to knowledge-based learning, students learn the skills to become active citizens so that they can engage with topics close to their hearts and interests. They will be required to design and run a campaign of their own where they will develop skills in research and investigation, problem solving, advocacy and campaigning.
Discussion is key to Citizenship Studies. We reflect on current issues (for example COP26, Afghanistan in crisis), current questions and debates. Students develop knowledge and understanding of the role of citizenship in relation to political and democratic issues and discourse that impacts modern society.
Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel