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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of high schools include citizenship as part of the curriculum. (105108)

Citizenship is a statutory part of the national curriculum at key stages 3 and 4 for all secondary schools. It is for schools to decide how they deliver the statutory programmes of study for citizenship. Schools can consider a number of ways of providing citizenship which may include a combination of discrete provision, explicit opportunities in a range of other subjects, whole school and suspended timetable activities and pupils' involvement in the life of the school and the wider community.