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Year 8 Citizenship

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Year 8 Citizenship

Year 8 Citizenship

    Introduction Topic.

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This scheme of work includes.

    ? Aims and objectives.

    ? Links to the national Curriculum for

    Citizenship.

    ? Citizenship Competences.

    ? Marking scheme/guide for the QCA End of

    key Stage 3 Attainment Target. ? Formal Assessment

    ? Assessment strategies.

    ? Literacy links.

    ? Numeracy links

    ? Gifted and talented provision, ? ICT links.

    ? In depth lesson plans.

    ? Handouts for every lesson after each lesson.

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TOPIC AIMS.

    THIS IS THE FIRST SCHEME OF WORK FOR STUDENTS IN YEAR 8, AND POSSIBLY THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE COME ACROSS CITIZENSHIP. A MAIN AIM OF THE TOPIC IS TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE CONCEPTS AND IDEAS OF CITIZENSHIP. STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE A CLEAR IDEA OF THE AIMS OF CITIZENSHIP AND THE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR KEY STAGE 3.

    THE TOPIC LOOKS AT FACTORS WHICH MAKE UP BRITAIN, FOR EXAMPLE DEMOCRACY, COMMUNITIES, RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, FAIRNESS, PARTICIPATION AND DISCUSSION.

    STUDENTS LOOK AT HOW IS FORMED AND, JUST AS IMPORTANTLY, HOW STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE--USING SCHOOL AS AN EXAMPLE.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES.

    ALL STUDENTS HAVE A CLEAR IDEA OF THE AIMS OF CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION.

    ALL STUDENTS CAN EXPLAIN HOW PEOPLE IN BRITAIN MAKE CHOICES AND PARTICIPATE.

    ALL STUDENTS CAN LIST THE COMMUNITIES THEY BELONG TO AND UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS OF STEREOTYPING COMMUNITIES. ALL STUDENTS KNOW SOME OF THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS.

    ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE RUNNING OF THE SCHOOL, THROUGH A LETTER TO THE SCHOOL COUNCIL.

    ALL STUDENTS AND PEER AND SELF ASSESS WORK.

MOST STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS DEBATE.

    MOST STUDENTS CAN JUSTIFY AN OPINION ORALLY AND IN WRITING. MOST STUDENTS CAN USE KEY WORDS IN THEIR EXPLANATION. MOST STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN GROUP ACTIVITIES.

    SOME STUDENTS CAN QUESTION THEIR POSITION IN SOCIETY AND HOW SOCIETY IS RUN.

    SOME STUDENTS CAN RESPOND TO VIEWS THAT AREN‟T THEIR OWN.

    SOME STUDENTS CAN QUESTION THE LAW AND MAKE

    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES.

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LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM

    1) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT BECOMING INFORMED

    CITIZENS.

PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT ABOUT:

a) LEGAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. INCLUDING THE

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

b) DIVERSITY OF NATIONAL, REGIONAL, RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC

    IDENTITIES IN THE UK. THE NEED FOR MUTUAL RESPECT AND

    UNDERSTANDING.

g)THE IMPORTANCE OF RESOLVING CONFLICT FAIRLY.

2) DEVELOPING SKILLS OF ENQUIRY AND COMMUNICATION.

     PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO:

a) THINK ABOUT POLITICAL, MORAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES,

    PROBLEMS AND EVENTS BY ANALYSING INFORMATIONA AND ITS

    SOURCES.

b) JUSTIFY ORALLY AND IN WRITING A PERSONAL OPINION ABOUT

    ISSUES, PROBLEMS AND EVENTS.

c) CONTRIBUTE TO GROUP AND EXPLORATORY CLASS DISCUSSIONS, AND

    TAKE PART IN DEBATES.

3) DEVELOPING SKILLS OF PARTICIPATION AND RESPONSIBLE ACTION.

PUPILS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO:

a) USE THEIR IMAGINATION TO CONSIDER OTHER PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES

    AND BE ABLE TO THINK ABOUT, EXPRESS AND EXPLAIN VIEWS THAT

    ARE NOT THEIR OWN.

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Citizenship competences.

In this scheme of work the students will aim to achieve the competences listed below.

    It is important to share the competencies with the students at the start of the scheme of work, so

    the students are aware of their goals. At the end of the scheme of work the students will fill in:

    ? A citizenship reflection tool where students will consider what they have achieved during

    the scheme of work..

    ? A Citizenship Competencies Key Stage 3 and 4 handout, where students can keep a

    record of all they have studied and achieved in citizenship.

    ? A Citizenship formative statement, which will look at their success and their targets. The

    teacher will also make a comment. This sheet can be the basis of the student‟s report.

Citizenship competences to be followed in this scheme of work:

Social skills.

    Negotiate/compromise/reach consensus, agree on a way forward. Work with others / include / motivate others

Academic skills.

    .Justify / Express rationale argument, defend a point of view. Enquire, ask questions about something.

Personal Skills.

Self assess / reflect, think about something, judge it.

Social entrepreneurship.

Set targets, ain for something you can achieve.

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Citizenship Competencies.

    Name:

    Class:

    Topic Name:

     Description of topic studied (What I studied. What I did)

    1= Citizenship Judgement Evidence of Targets.

    poor 5=good. achievement. Competency.

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Citizenship Formative Statement

Name: Class:

    Topic Studied:

     Strengths

     Achievements

     Development Needs

     Signed……………….. Date………………………….

     Teacher’s Comment

     Signed……………….. Date……………………………

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End of key stage 3 Assessment.

At the end of Year 9 students are expected to meet the following QCA end of

    Key Stage attainment target:

Attainment Target for Citizenship.

    Key stage 3.

Pupils have a broad knowledge and understanding of the topical events they

    study;

    ? the rights, responsibilities and duties of citizens;

    ? the role of the voluntary sector;

    ? forms of government;

    ? provision of public services;

    ? the criminal and legal systems.

Pupils show how the public gets information and how opinion is formed and

    expressed, including through the media.

Pupils show understanding of how and why changes take place in society.

Pupils take part in school and community based activities, demonstrating

    personal and group responsibility in their attitudes to themselves and others.

Students will be assessed against this target in the formal assessment(s) given

    in this topic.

    When assessing student’s formal assessment you must decide whether they are:

    ? working towards the end of key stage description

    ? working at the end of key stage description

    ? working beyond the end of key stage description

The guidelines on the following pages will help you decide the level of the pupil’s

    work.

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    Working towards the end of key stage description. Pupils have citizenship knowledge and understanding. They:

    ? answer factual questions

    ? demonstrate understanding of some key words and concepts relating to issues and

    events explored.

    Pupils demonstrate skills of enquiry and communication. They:

    ? ask and respond to questions about the topics and issues being explored

    ? reflect on responses to issues, giving reasons for their personal opinions

    Pupils demonstrate skills of participation and responsible action. They:

    ? listen to others in group discussion and comply with positive suggestions in

    group activities.

    Working at the end of key stage description. Pupils have citizenship knowledge and understanding. They:

    ? provide information, explain key words and apply simple concepts to

    demonstrate a broad understanding of issues and events explored.

    Pupils demonstrate skills of enquiry and communication. They:

    ? identify questions to support enquiry, consider and discuss issues and justify

    and personal opinions

    ? contribute to group and exploratory class discussions and demonstrate basic

    debating skills

    ? articulate their own point of view.

    Pupils demonstrate skills of participation and responsible action. They:

    ? demonstrate personal and group responsibility in their attitudes to

    themselves and others when participating

    ? accept the value of others.

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    Working beyond the key stage description. Pupils have citizenship knowledge and understanding. They:

    ? demonstrate a sound understanding of the issues and events explored

    ? structure an argument, referring to concepts

    ? combine elements into an idea or statement hypothesis, moderating it with

    their own values and attitudes.

    Pupils demonstrate skills of enquiry and communication. They:

    ? make positive and constructive contributions to group and class discussions

    and debates.

    Pupils demonstrate skills of participation and responsible action. They:

    ? justify personal opinions

    ? demonstrate a variety of group skills

    ? reflect on their participation and describe their citizenship learning.

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