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Key Stage 3 Model Core Citizenship Curriculum - curriculum map and resources

Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • New to Citizenship • Core Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Citizenship – Curriculum Map

Our model curriculum for key stage 3 is mapped to the Citizenship National Curriculum for England, and ACT’s 9 Principles of Effective Citizenship Education.  The model curriculum is sequenced to take your students through all the required content – knowledge, understanding and skills that will allow students to progress to key stage 4 and further GCSE study. The model curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking and active learning by using overarching key enquiries as a basis for each scheme. Our model core curriculum resources are only available to School and College members.

Schemes of work

The first schemes of work in the new model curriculum are available with lesson plans, slides and student resources. They are ready to use and adapt to support you in providing rigorous, progressive and engaging teaching.

Teaching key stage 3 citizenship knowledge

Through the study of Citizenship, students are taught substantive knowledge in relation to politics, parliament, power and the law, as well as human rights, justice, equality, the economy, communities and the UK’s role in the wider world.

Teaching key stage 3 citizenship skills

The lessons are designed to build Citizenship skills of active participation, political literacy, evaluation, informing others’ opinions, collaborative working, negotiation, planning, media literacy, communication, analysis and investigation, raising awareness and deliberative debate.