Citizenship & PSHE

All KS3 students have one Citizenship lesson per fortnight. Education in citizenship equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life. Citizenship encourages them to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate. It brings together personal, social and health education, work-related learning, careers, enterprise, and financial capability and includes Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Drugs education.

Citizenship lessons are taught by a variety of St Katherine’s teaching staff. They are coordinated by Ms Ferguson and also include some sessions lead by specialists from the community.

KS3 Curriculum

What students will be studying in Years 7 – 9     

Year 7 Being a Citizen Drugs, smoking alcohol awareness My future Sex and relationships Caring for me.- personal health and safety
Year 8 Human Rights Why Vote? Becoming an Adult – SRE Careers Drugs, smoking alcohol awareness
Year 9 Being British Preparing for Options – careers Crime and Young People Drugs, alcohol awareness Sex and relationships

KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 and 11 have Citizenship and PSHE lessons covered during tutor time, core Philosophy and Belief lessons and during special off time table events.