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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Citizenship Year 7

Citizenship teaching develops students’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Students should use and apply their knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action.

Students are taught about:

  • the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch

  • the operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties

  • the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom

  • the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals

  • the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities

  • the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.

Embedded throughout all of the Citizenship lessons is assessment which has a variety of forms including AFL.

In Year 7 students study:

  • Autumn term 1:     Human Rights and British Values
  • Autumn term 2:    Human Rights and British Values
  • Spring term 1:        Democracy and Government
  • Spring term 2:       Communities and Local Councils
  • Summer term 1:    Finance
  • Summer term 2:   Citizenship Book Project