Welcome to Citizens of Europe


This website is for students and teachers of Citizenship Studies at Key Stages 3 and 4. 

Within the 2016 GCSE syllabus the site contains information within each of the four sections under Knowledge and Democracy:

  • Democracy and government (Politics beyond the UK)
  • Rights, the law and legal systems in England and Wales (rights and responsibilities, Magna Carta, codes of human rights) 
  • The UK and relations with the wider world (membership of the EU and the Brexit negotiations)
  • Identity and diversity in UK society (changing composition of different communities, challenges and benefits of migration etc)

For Key Stage 3 the site relates to Citizenship Education for KS3 published by Hodder Education, with special reference to Sections

  • 1. Rules, fairness, rights and responsibilities
  • 2. Communities and identities
  • 5. Liberty and freedom
  • 6. Parliamentary democracy

Taking citizenship action is included as a lesson plan

For teachers, there are lesson plan resources and worksheets; suggestions for class activities, quizzes and role plays.

Language and presentation are aimed at students of all abilities. The information is kept updated.

A new section on the Brexit negotiations has been added under Student Resources. See text. Also under Teacher Resources, (Lesson Plan Resources) there is a new Lesson Plan under KS4 and a Talking point on the Referendum.