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KS3 Citizenship

Head of Department: Mrs Maria Horsburgh

Local and Global Citizenship involves discussing controversial issues surrounding diversity, equality and justice, democracy and active participation. Pupils have opportunities to identify and clarify their own values and attitudes. They also learn how to recognise, understand and manage their emotions and behaviour in a range of situations.

Local and Global Citizenship is important because it helps young people learn how to participate positively in society, to influence democratic processes and to make informed and responsible decisions as local and global citizens throughout their lives.

Local Global Citizenship is based on the following themes, which are addressed in local, national, European and global contexts:

  • Human Rights and Social Responsibility;

  • Diversity and Inclusion;

  • Equality and Social Justice; and

  • Democracy and Active Participation.

KS4 CCEA Level 1 Certificate in Preparation for Adult Life

Co-ordinator: Mrs Maria Horsburgh


Certificate in Preparation for Adult Life (CPAL) is a Level 1 Award that covers the statutory requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.  It is externally assessed through the completion of thirteen units of study, including modules from Citizenship, Personal Development and Employability.  Students in Pathway 3, with five periods allocated on their timetable, will be entered for this qualification.


Citizenship Education, across all key stages, is complemented by presentations from guest speakers, in relation to Human Rights issues.  Career Pathways from Citizenship include Law, Politics, Journalism, and Policing to name a few.

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