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Citizenship at Ulverston Victoria High School is embedded across the curriculum at both KS3 and KS4. Though it is not a stand-alone subject, it is delivered by subject specialists and allows for a broader understanding of any given Citizenship topic within a timetabled lesson. Due to the nature of the content for this part of the National Curriculum, you will see a strong overlap into Humanities based subjects.

What is Citizenship?

The Department For Education describes the Purpose of Study For Citizenship as:

A high-quality citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. In particular, citizenship education should foster pupils’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Teaching should equip pupils with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It should also prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.”

Further information from the DfE on the aims for Citizenship can be found here.

What Does Citizenship Look Like At UVHS?

As Citizenship isn’t a fixed point on the timetable, students are instead immersed in Citizenship topics as part of their learning in other lessons. Though this is done discreetly, we hold a high value on Citizenship studies, and students also take part in UK Parliament Week annually in collaboration within lesson learning.

Below are some examples of how Citizenship is fluid and overlaps into subject areas here at UVHS:

Subject Exemplar Citizenship Areas
  • The roles of citizens in the United Kingdom
  • Rules, laws and the justice system
  • Parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom
  • Other systems and forms of Government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the United Kingdom
  • Human rights and international law
  • Parliament in the United Kingdom
  • The Monarchy
  • Voting and elections
  • Liberty
  • The role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals
  • The role of political parties
  • How public money is spent
  • The power of Government, the role of citizens and Parliament and holding those in power to account.
  • The functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk
  • Diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding
  • Public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together