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Citizenship Overview

Donna Wallis - Head of Careers/Personal Development

Donna Wallis
Assistant Headteacher
Head of Personal Development
Head of Careers

Head of Department

Please email Donna Wallis if you need to make an enquiry about citizenship.

Curriculum Time

At Ryedale School, citizenship is taught at Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) as topics delivered within Learn2 and PBE. At Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11), citizenship is delivered through dedicated ‘citizenship weeks’ across the academic year.

In addition, citizenship outcomes are fundamentally embedded in a range of other subject curriculum areas, particularly PBE (Philosophy, Belief and Ethics), history and geography. Citizenship education is also reinforced via assemblies, workshops and specific days that are incorporated into our students’ KS3 and KS4 timetables.

Subject content is reviewed and updated each year by Donna Wallis and Carolyn Williams.

Homework is not routinely set in citizenship. However, we do expect that our students keep up to date with current affairs. We have dedicated ‘current affairs weeks’ within our form time programme. Occasional homework tasks may be set throughout the year.

Class Groupings
All classes are taught in mixed ability groups. Citizenship workshops are delivered in form groups/year groups.

GCSE Syllabus
There is no GCSE option currently available in Citizenship at Ryedale School.

Rooming and Resources
We make use of the most appropriate equipment and technologies to allow students to fully investigate and understand the topics being taught.

Departmental Ethos
The curriculum across all years is underpinned by the desire to engage students in understanding the world around them and their place within society.

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