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18/07/24

HASU Sports Day📅 Who is going to win today?? pic.twitter.com/H1jMhDqmv1

12/07/24

A group of our Y7 and Y8 students visited the University of Roehampton yesterday for a workshop entitled “Powering Transformation”, hosted by the Talent Foundry and sponsored by Dell Technologies.#educationalvisit pic.twitter.com/D2oWjdJ4H0

03/07/24

Our newest HASU students look very happy during the lunch break. 😁All smiles, lots of chatting and making friendships.#year7 pic.twitter.com/tC2lbR3Fmf

03/07/24

We are so excited to welcome our new Y7 students at HASU. Lots awaits them today during their Transition Day. pic.twitter.com/jE8KImGe7x

02/07/24

Supporting our FINALIST at the Enterprise Challenge. The team worked incredibly hard formulating their brand of sauce. The judges were impressed by their brand, prototype & accompanying tortilla chips! Off to the final on 17th July 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/sbpvGJzyLn

28/06/24

What a fantastic success for our students at London Youth Games! 👏🏓Very well done girls! You did amazingly well and we are very proud of your achievement! https://t.co/EAiiN6Kr8g

26/06/24

VictoriasVoices Academy is coming to HASU.🎼🎶Book your space to get a vocal and performance training or visit the website to find out more about it.https://t.co/B1gFDX5QuH pic.twitter.com/FAxO1tQ93r

23/06/24

The 2023-2024 UK Championships Division Finalists HASU Robotics 451 (22593) “Hasuuuuuuuuuuu!” Next stop 🇬🇧🥇 watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/3L5HPvgEk3

23/06/24

Super proud of HASU ROBOTICS UK 451 (22593) ending the day as Division Finalists Championship! Thank you to everyone who supported the team this season. Next stop watch this space 👀🏆🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/a5vdLql0Jr

23/06/24

Feeling incredibly honoured and blessed to receive the Compass Award! 🧭 This award celebrates leadership, dedication, and the spirit of FIRST. I couldn’t have reached this milestone without the support of my amazing team colleagues, and the FIRST community pic.twitter.com/wCuHujXxFM

23/06/24

I am deeply grateful to for giving me the opportunity to support and emcee at the UK Champs. It was an incredible experience, and I met so many passionate young people, teachers, mentors, and coaches along the way. It really is “ROBOTS!!” 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/Yickyt6lOp

21/06/24

Good luck to our team who are today at UK Champs ! 🍀 https://t.co/AeUY88jMgQ

20/06/24

HASU Robotics Team UK 451 (22593) leaving the building ready to take on National Championships at Cambridge University. Watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/qT0N0dFdSm

19/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) in our Robotics Lab today! its more than robots. pic.twitter.com/SURcjj7bpF

19/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) online today with Legendary Referee talking all things robots! A massive Thank you to Andy. pic.twitter.com/xXksXgl4uv

19/06/24

Reading for pic.twitter.com/N8et8eTvKU

13/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS TEAM UK-451 Global 22593 Getting ready for Nationals 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/AjSgJog91L

13/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS Society unboxing banners and pull ups in preparation for Nationals 🇬🇧 We cant wait to welcome you to our Academy on one of our Open days. Make sure you come and say hi 📷 pic.twitter.com/18c6t5oxzO

12/06/24

With thanks to and photographer Erroll Jones for our fancy official team photo 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/oZfB5kI7dJ

10/06/24

We are excited to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday, 11th July!Come and explore what makes HASU so special. Meet our dedicated staff, tour our facilities, and learn about the amazing opportunities we offer.⬇️https://t.co/9NjD7oIcOI⬆️#OpenEvening pic.twitter.com/JsvBls3TVJ

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Citizenship

What is Citizenship?  

Citizenship at HASU is the study of the relationship between individuals and the state. Citizenship encompasses the rights and responsibilities that we all have as members of society and how we in turn are impacted by society around us. We study democracy, government and law as well as many more topics that prepare all students to become functioning and contributing members of British society.  

 

Why do we teach Citizenship at HASU? 

The Citizenship curriculum at HASU has been designed to give students a foundation of knowledge of the key pillars that allow society to function. Citizenship forms an integral part of HASU’s Personal Development Curriculum, with lessons taught during tutor time. In these lessons, students are provided with powerful knowledge and concepts of democracy and active citizenship, amongst others, that prepare them for later life. At Key Stage 3, this includes human rights, privacy, individual liberty and different types of electoral system. The topics covered ensure that all students gain understanding of society and the role that they play within it. 

 

At GCSE, this foundational understanding is developed and expanded upon. GCSE Citizenship students gain the ability to recognise bias, critically evaluate arguments, weigh evidence, and look for alternative interpretations and sources of evidence, all of which are skills that will benefit them in higher education and employment. Citizenship at HASU also develops students’ skills to allow them to create sustained and reasoned arguments, present various viewpoints, critical analyse opinions and plan practical citizenship actions to benefit society.  

 

How do we teach Citizenship at HASU? 

At HASU, Citizenship is taught by:  

 

  • Ensuring all students have a breadth and strength of knowledge of the key concepts of citizenship. This is supported by the use of comparative case studies which allow students to consolidate and demonstrate their understanding through their use and evaluation of specific and real examples. The use of retrieval practice and assessment for learning techniques such as questioning will also allow students to consolidate and broaden this knowledge and enable them to formulate and express substantiated opinions and judgements.  

 

  • Consolidating student understanding through practical activities, such as curriculum trips such as to the Supreme court and Houses of Parliament. Exposure to democracy in action is vital in allowing students opportunities to engage with practical examples of what has been only theoretical within the classroom. Students also study a topic on active citizenship, which allows students to become involved with community issues and try implement positive change within the local area. 

 

  • Developing skills to that students can form substantiated opinions, critically analyse alternatives viewpoints and to form conclusive judgements. This is done through classroom debate and discussion throughout the course. 

 

What exam board do we study? 

Students studying Citizenship at HASU follow the AQA Citizenship Studies (8100) specification. 

 

How do we assess students in GCSE Citizenship? 

Students will be assessed through a combination of practise exam style questions that reflects the variety of style and content breadth each citizenship theme covers. This can range from multiple choice questions, short answer, source analysis and extended answer questions. Formative assessments will be used to reflect students’ progress and understanding. It will also allow for supportive reflection of areas to improve and weaknesses which will allow students to improve and develop their responses. These formative assessments will take place twice per half term, with more formal assessments taking place twice a year, where practice exams will be sat with questions from the exam board.  

 

How do we use homework in GCSE Citizenship? 

Students will be set a variety of activities for homework to engage them with learning outside of the classroom. Homework will not only consolidate their classroom learning, through a mix of tasks ranging from quizzes and exam style questions, but they will also engage with case studies and research that can be discussed and dissected in the classroom following completion. Homework will also involve revision of previous topics, development of revision materials and practical work as part of the active citizenship topic.