‘You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.’ Grace Lee Boggs
Citizenship Studies at Barclay Academy will enable pupils to deepen their knowledge of democracy and government, the law, rights, and responsibilities and how we live together in society. This course is part of a GCSE qualification and follows the OCR specification. Students learn how the British society works and the way they can become responsible and active citizens within their community and globally. Human Rights, Legal systems, Trade unions, Pressure groups, Migration and movement, International organisations like United Nations, NATO, WHO are among the many areas students explore, critically think and evaluate. There is an opportunity for students to get involved in an active citizenship project to raise awareness and or make a change.