Citizenship, Ethics and Morals

Curriculum Intent

“No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline. " -Kofi Annan

“Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion." - Dalai Lama

Citizenship, Ethics and Morals develops some of the most powerful knowledge that our students receive during their time at Havant Academy. Both subjects foster a love of learning and critical thinking skills within the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education framework. Both subjects allow students to reflect on themselves, their communities, and their place in the global society, within the context of politics, society, culture, and religion. All of which are crucial aspects to the development of the well-rounded individual, who will leave the academy equipped to provide themselves and their community with an understanding of social justice and mobility through an awareness of local and global matters.

Powerful knowledge in Citizenship, Ethics and Morals:

  • Provides students with insight into the values that underpin life in the UK and around the world from a variety of perspectives developing our students as tolerant and globally aware.

  • Enables students to be critical thinkers; to question the world around them and challenge viewpoints thus enabling social justice within their own communities.

  • Empowers students by giving them responsibility to take action directly in their school, community and beyond. Students gain real life experience of creating change.

  • Allows students to develop key skills in debate, posing and answering questions in coherent, balanced structures associated with Humanities and other subjects.

  • Equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society.

The specific knowledge students will take away from Citizenship is a social, legal, and political awareness encompassing all aspects of the world around them. With ethics and morals students will leave the academy with an understanding of major UK religions, the lives of those who worship and how philosophy, ethics and morals underpin crucial aspects of the world around them.