Citizenship and Health and Social Care
Part of the 'Discover' wing
Teacher of Citizenship
Mr Leo joined the school in September 2013. He studied BEd Secondary Physical Education at the University of St. Mark and St. John. He also, studied MA Applied Sport Development and Physical Education at the University of St. Mark and St. John. In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching sports. Mr Leo is very competitive and supports Arsenal FC.
At KS4 pupils can take a GCSE in Citizenship which includes a thorough investigation of local and national politics, micro and macro economies, crime and punishment and current affairs. They are also able to undertake an individual investigation into a cause (local / national /international) which they feel inspired to research and highlight. This allows students to develop skills of advocacy and independent learning. Recent campaigns have included the setting up of a school council, taking on Michael Gove (then Secretary of State for Education) over the lack of smoking education in the GCSE Science syllabus and a well publicised campaign on local road safety.
Health and Social Care
In Health and Social Care students are able to study a GCSE course which will give them time to develop their interests in either schools / NHS or residential care. They will interview and write reports on their chosen subject for a controlled assessment. They will study all life stages from birth to old age and will be able to develop their understanding of particular and special needs of differing groups.