GCSE Examination Board:
AQA citizenship GCSE.
Suggested support at home:
AQA GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies by Mike Mitchell
BBC bitesize PSHE and Citizenship
Books marked formatively twice a half term. Homework marked throughout the half term. Regular informal verbal feedback given.
Year 10 tour of Parliament.
Looking after the world
Government and politics
(Overview of the course)
Citizenship studies investigates how the citizen is enabled by society to play a full and active part and how citizens are empowered to effect change within society. Citizenship understanding develops through the knowledge of how a society operates and functions and its underlying values.
Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes, 50%): Active Citizenship + Politics and participation.
Paper 2 (1 hour 45 minutes, 50%): Life in modern Britain + Rights and responsibilities.
Law & order
Making a change: pressure groups and campaigning.
Identity, immigration & multiculturalism.
The UK’S role in the world.
Citizenship coursework: pupils chose an issue to research and advocate for.
Justice and Law