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Citizenship at KS4 question

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stevenreader

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Citizenship at KS4 question
« on: January 29, 2010, 08:17:13 AM »
hi,

   Like many on here I have more than one string to my bow. As well as being a head of vertical tutoring system and geography teacher I am also 2I/C in Humanities. My question has me completely stumped so if anyone can offer advice it would be much apprieciated!

Basically, the head of PE has raised the number of hours year 11 do PE as a concern. They are one short per week and as we are a sports specialist school that's a big thing. They need to find an extra hour from somewhere a week. Thankfully they have left by beloved subject Geography well alone at key stage 3 but they want to put religious education and citizenship into one fortnightly lesson at ks4. Does anyone know the statutory amount of time weekly/yearly that both subjects have to cover? They have asked our department to find out but we can't find out a specified teaching 'time'. I realise that there are statutory topics to cover but I can't find anything on time allocation. This is a typical SLT not knowing their stuff and passing it on to the middle manager!

Any advice appreicated!

Thanks,

Steven

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Re: Citizenship at KS4 question
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 08:24:17 AM »
I'm fairly certain there isn't one - at the minute our Yr 11 do no RE or Cit other than through fortnightly pshe lessons (they do their short course RE in Yr 10 and then give the hours to the needy ICT dept...).

Afaik it's a case of cover the content and how you do it doesn't matter that much.
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Re: Citizenship at KS4 question
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010, 09:40:33 AM »
I think most schools 'cover' citizenship through a cross curricular audit approach supported by a PSHE/pastoral programme.

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Re: Citizenship at KS4 question
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010, 09:49:22 AM »
Citizenship is also one of my responsibilities. As far as I'm aware there is no minimum time requirement (we do it once a week in an extended tutorial). Cit is statutory (i.e. we HAVE to do it) but no guidance on time requirements.
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Re: Citizenship at KS4 question
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010, 08:20:44 PM »
Thanks that's as I expected!

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Re: Citizenship at KS4 question
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010, 09:39:17 PM »
If your school does full course RE it completely covers the required element for KS4 citizenship - so I am told.