Communication and Culture

Core Communication & Culture at Key Stage 4 consists of Citizenship and PSHE.  Citizenship is a statutory subject at Key Stage 4.  Both strands are delivered as Comms.

Citizenship fosters students’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld.  In Comms we are equipping students with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments.  Students undertake and evaluate different ways in which citizens can act together to solve problems and contribute to society.  Students are also equipped with the skills to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs.

PSHE helps students to develop as young adults with a sound understanding of risk and the knowledge as well as the skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.  PSHE covers

  • Drug education
  • Financial education
  • Sex and Relationship Education
  • Healthy Lifestyle

Some of the topics covered are outlined below:

  • Parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom.
  • The UK’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world.
  • Human rights and international law.
  • UK Legal system.
  • Diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK and the need for mutual respect and understanding.
  • Opportunities to actively participate in community volunteering.
  • Income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, how public money is raised and spent.
  • View some financial products that will help with current and future financial personal finances.
  • Short and long-term consequences of personal health choices including sexual activity, substance use and misuse.
Why might people use illegal drugs and explaining how drug use can impact on physical, mental and economic aspects of people’s lives.




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