Citizenship during Lockdown – Year 7

During lockdown Year 7 have been continuing with their citizenship and PSHE learning, albeit with a slightly adapted curriculum. They studied a range of topics, including: VE Day & Gender Equality, World Refugee Day and Female Diversity, First Aid, Internet Safety, the role of the Local Council and the relationship between climate change and access to education. A small selection of some of their lesson outcomes are shared below. The images below represent work on female diversity in the refugee community, equality and female role models and how the UK is diverse and the benefits and challenges that brings.

Well done Year 7!

We hope all students have an enjoyable and safe summer! We look forward to seeing everybody again in September!

Citizenship during Lockdown – Year 8

During their home learning Year 8 have studied a range of topics. All designed to help them make sense of the world around them.

They had an introduction to economics, where they studied the laws of supply and demand and the ‘economic cycle’ and looked at what characterised each aspect. A vital undertaking given the global economic uncertainty. Hopefully, this increased Year 8’s economic literacy!

Utilising some resources from the Economist Education Foundation, Year 8 also explored the power of photographs. Earlier in the year, Year 8 studied the media and its role in contemporary society, exploring the need for caution when accessing and sharing online information. They explored the concepts of misinformation and disinformation and how they could ensure they were not perpetuating the spreading of ‘fake news’ by becoming critical media consumers. Lockdown presented an opportunity for Year 8 to further this work and explore the ease of which photos could be manipulated and how it is important to remember the power of technology, when using it themselves. Media posts don’t necessarily represent a true reality. The Year 8 TEAMS was flooded with examples of their own photo manipulation.

Well done Year 8!

We hope all students have an enjoyable and safe summer! We look forward to seeing everybody again in September!

Citizenship during lockdown – Year 9

Each year in Year 9 citizenship and PSHE, students undertake a form of Social Action. However, COVID-19 prevented the usual group projects, presentations and actions this year. Therefore, Year 9 were tasked with creating an awareness raising action, on an issue of their choice.

Their efforts have been collated and stored on the following website, you will find a number of articles, podcasts and animations on a range of different issues: https://aggsczsocialaction.wordpress.com

Further work undertaken by Year 9 during lockdown has seen them explore the American Political System and UK Inequalities.

Well done on all your efforts Year 9! Your Social Actions and Inequality presentations were a pleasure to read, listen to and watch!

We hope all students have an enjoyable and safe summer! We look forward to seeing everybody again in September!