Citizenship Y10

Overall Curriculum Goals

By the end of this year, students from this year group should understand:

1.    The challenges and benefits of living in a diverse community

2.    A range of human and legal rights

3.    The workings of democracy in the UK

4.    The functions and principles of law

5.    The workings of the court system and criminal justice in the UK

Term 1

Half Term 1 & 2

Term 2

Half Term 3 & 4

Term 3

Half Term 5 & 6

Topic Title: 

Living together in the UK

Topic Title: 

Democracy at work in the UK

Topic Title: 

Law and Justice

Topic Intent:

This topic matters because it will help students understand how UK society is made up of many different groups and how we go about living together successfully.  It helps students understand how we respect each other’s rights and develop a sense of community cohesion – where all citizens feel like they belong in society and want to work together for our country to succeed for the benefit of all. 


It will help students to understand: the different communities that make up UK society; the value of the rule of law, human rights, mutual respect and British Values in general in creating a successful society; the role of local government in helping our communities to function properly; the nature of identity and multiple identities as well as how and why communities are changing; and the challenge of balancing competing rights.

Topic Intent: 

This topic matters because students need to understand how lucky they are to live in a democracy like the UK, not in a dictatorship like China – it gives them the freedom to pursue a happy life in their own way, without unfair treatment or restrictions.  These studies will help students understand how the democratic process works, so that they have the confidence and understanding to participate in this fully when they are older. 


This topic will help students to consider: who they might vote for; the value of democracy in protecting their rights; how their votes makes a difference to the sort of country they will be living in; what they think is the right way to organise society.

Topic Intent:

This topic matters because it will help students understand why we need laws and how law affects us in our everyday lives. Students will consider how the justice system in England and Wales works in practice including the roles and power of the police and the courts. Students will also learn about the distinctive features of the criminal, civil and youth justice systems and some of the different approaches to settling disputes, addressing inequality, changing behaviour and tackling crime in society. 


The topic will help students understand: their rights and responsibilities as citizens within the legal system; how students could play a part in the legal system as a magistrate, a juror, a special constable or tribunal member, and whether they would like to explore a career in the law, for example as a solicitor or barrister.

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Population changes
  • Migration
  • Discrimination
  • Identity
  • Human rights

Key Content / Skills:  

  • The development of human rights
  • Legal and political rights
  • Local government

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Democracy
  • Political parties and elections
  • Government
  • Parliament
  • The British constitution

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Parliamentary sovereignty
  • Devolution
  • The Budget

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Functions and fundamental principles of law
  • Sources of law
  • The court system
  • The work of lawyers, magistrates and others in the legal system
  • Civil and criminal law

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Youth justice
  • Crime rates
  • Sentencing and punishment

Assessment:

1 hour exam completed in October

Assessment:

1 hour exam completed in December

Assessment:

1 hour exam completed in February

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1 hour exam completed in April

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1 hour exam completed in May

Assessment: 

1 hour exam completed in July

Home Learning:

as required

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Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Understanding of careers in local government
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Understanding of careers in politics
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Understanding of careers in politics
  • Developing the skills of a social scientist – analysing evidence, making comparisons, constructing reasoned arguments and reaching justified conclusions
  • Developing the critical thinking skills required for entry into the professions

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