Year 7 Schemes of Work: Citizenship

This page includes Year 7 schemes of work on:

  • Introduction to Citizenship.
  • You and Your Community.
  • Political Parties.
  • Education, Rights and Responsibilities.

These comprehensive schemes of work include lesson plans and handouts for every lesson. Each lesson consists of aims, objectives activities and resources. Each scheme of work also includes:

  • Aims and objectives of the unit.
  • Links to the  2013 National Curriculum for Citizenship.
  • Concepts, processes and range and content.
  • Citizenship Formative Statement.
  • Citizenship levels (which can be adapted for your school).
  • Formal Assessment.
  • Possible Classroom Activities.

Introduction to Citizenship.

This is an 8 lesson scheme of work. The unit introduces some of the factors which make up Britain, for example democracy, communities, rights, responsibilities, fairness, participation and discussion. Students are given the chance to write to the school council and are assessed on their ability to show two sides to a debate.

You and Your Community.

The aim of this 6 lesson scheme of work is for students to look at the issues concerning their community, finding out how they can make a change and becoming active citizens. Students learn about the services and facilities the local council gives them. They conduct a questionnaire regarding local safety, services and facilities and write up their findings and send a letter with recommendations for improvements to the local council. 

Political Parties.

The aim of this 6 lesson scheme of work is to teach students how power is shared in Britain and how political work to win elections parties. Students work in groups to form political parties and hold a class election, focusing on  school issues. The ideas from the manifestos will be sent to the school council. The unit also aims to give students the chance to communicate with their local MP and visit parliament.

Education, Rights and Responsibilities.

The aim of this 5 lesson scheme of work is to give students the chance to study their right and responsibilities: from education,to wider rights and responsibilities for British Citizens. Students learn about Government policies and laws in Britain and respond to them. Students are given the chance to respond to real life sources and consider opinions that aren’t their own, via class debates.