Citizenship - Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students look at topical issues and events in the news and learn to think carefully about politics, spirituality, morality, society and culture and to discuss their ideas in class. They find out about the different ways government, law and the economy affect our day-to-day lives.

Students also learn about the importance of fairness, justice, democracy and diversity – in school as well as in the wider world. They do this by getting involved in the life and running of the school, their neighbourhood and the wider community.

As part of the PSHE course at Key Stage 3, students investigate issues that could affect their health and wellbeing on a personal level, such as sex and relationships, drugs, mental health, alcohol, smoking and personal finance. They also have the opportunity to consider their future careers and the different options available to them.