Citizenship and PSHEE

The overall aim of the Citizenship programme is to contribute to the ethos of the Brook Green Centre for Learning and to enable students to become caring and responsible citizens. At Key Stage 3, Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) and Citizenship Education are delivered discretely in order to give students a clear distinction between these two different elements.

Our vision is to empower students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make healthy and safe life choices, to develop positive relationships and respect diversity. In addition we provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society, respecting different national, religious and ethnic identities.

The subject is timetabled for one lesson each week across each year group in Key Stage 3.

To supplement this there are also weekly Building Block sessions that follow the ASDAN Stepping Stones programme in Year 7 and 8 and then the Key Steps programme in Year 9.

The ASDAN Courses offer a series of challenges and students need to complete 8 challenges to be awarded a Certificate. The Challenges range from being an Active Citizen to groups planning, promoting and collecting items for the Plymouth Food Bank through to being part of a wider community and groups have been raising money for and contacting students in Nepal.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Identities
  • SRE (Puberty)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Democracy
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Politics

Year 8

  • Human Rights
  • Global links
  • Personal finance
  • Community Awareness
  • Puberty and adolescence
  • Drugs and alcohol education

Year 9

  • Young People and the Law
  • Politics and Voting
  • Sex and relationships education
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • The media

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students will follow different strands personalised to their curriculum offer.

Those following the ASDAN strand have 4 lessons per week. Those following the APT Ed route have 5 lesson per week. There is also a Vocational Day in Year 10 which students follow APT Ed Courses.

Teaching builds on the Key Stage 3 course and allows students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of democracy, justice, rights and responsibilities, identities and diversity. Students will develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to take action with others to address citizenship issues in their communities.

The ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness and Award of Personal Effectiveness

Students must complete a series of six challenges ranging from Communication, The Environment, to Independent Living. Within these Challenges they must demonstrate 4 Skills for the Award and 6 Skills for the Certificate. 

 The Skills are; Working With Others, Problem Solving, Giving an Oral Presentation, Research, Group Discussion, and Improving Own Learning and Performance.

The Achieve, Progress and Transform (APT) Ed Diploma

The APT qualification is made up of 37 credits and students must complete a series of challenges to accrue the credits.  The emphasis on is outdoor learning and the groups visit places to gain greater insights. They may well visit Plymouth Crown Court, Dartmoor Prison Museum when they look at Law and Young People. They would also have visits for professionals such as Magistrates, Police or Probation Officers. The Diploma takes in such things as Access to Public Transport, Road safety, Drugs and Alcohol Awareness, and Preparation for Work. APT is a recognised qualification that can be built upon post 16 at College.

Assessment

APT Ed Diploma a Portfolio of Coursework is Externally Moderated and is equivalent to half a GCSE Grade D to F

ASDAN COPE a Portfolio of Coursework is externally moderated and is equivalent to a GCSE Grade D to F

ASDAN AOPE a Portfolio of Coursework is Externally Moderated and is equivalent to half a GCSE Grade D to F