Citizenship can best be described as a basic, but academic social science/humanities subject and combines the study of civics, society, law, politics, economics and can include elements of sociology.

PSHEE stands for personal, social, health and economic education and consists of personal wellbeing and financial capability themes.

At the Anglo European School we deliver Citizenship through a combination of:

Discrete provision with separate curriculum time, whole school, year group and class suspended timetabled activities with outside speakers and agencies, cross curricular projects with several departments, opportunities for active citizenship in participation in school and wider community activities. The Citizenship Department includes provision for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. The Department also works closely with our colleagues in Careers and Enterprise Education.

The sum of these experiences leads to the Diplome du Citoyen, awarded at pass, pass with credit, merit and distinction at the end of each Key Stage. Passing the diploma at the end of Key Stage 4 is essential to matriculate into the 6th form.

The Citizenship Department is staffed by a team of well-qualified and specialist teachers and a number of dedicated teachers who teach Citizenship in addition to their main subject through choice.

The team is led and managed by the Head of Department, Mr Hills. The Head of Department has overall responsibility for all key stages and for the vision and ethos of the department, for curriculum development and staff development needs.

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Debate Society:

Takes place every Day 3 and Day 8 (Wednesdays) between 3.30pm and 4.30pm in B1. This club is open to all pupils in Years 7-11. Sixth Form students are welcome, however, there is a debating group held regularly for Sixth Form. The Debate Society will decide on a topic of debate based on a current issue. A motion is proposed, pupils will divide and a debate will be held in an orderly manor with a chair overseeing the debate and selecting speakers.

Global Action:

Global Action is an Active Citizenship group for pupils in Years 10 and 11. In the past, pupils in this club have run the annual shoebox appeal and run event to promote causes both national and international. The group has also held Fairtrade sales to fundraise for the Fairtrade Foundation. Global Action meets in either B1, B2 or B6 every Day 6, Period 5 (KS4 Lunch).

  • Emergency closure work – this is a legal requirement for when students are excluded or school is closed
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