Citizenship education helps to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society.
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Community and Volunteering
- Government and Democracy
- Law and Order
- Global Citizenship.
In Key Stage 4 students work towards an ASDAN Citizenship short course and gain accreditation for their work. Students work towards gaining credits which can be 1, 3 or 6 and this equates to 10, 30 or 60 hours of study. They complete challenges and create an evidence portfolio recording their progress, achievements and writing a personal statement. At The Orchard Centre we usually claim certificates for the student credits but these can contribute to other programmes and qualifications such as ASDAN Personal Development programmes or ASDAN qualifications Level 1 and 2 Award and Certificate of Personal Effectiveness.
Citizenship is also covered in the Preparation for Working Life and in the Personal and Social Education courses (see PSHE content.)