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Year 10 and 11 Citizenship

GCSE Citizenship
New this year we have introduced the option of GCSE Citizenship which provides students in KS4 to build on many of the issues they have studies as part of KS3 in RE and also in LIFE.  Students will follow the program of study for Edexcel GCSE citizenship where they will look at 5 main themes which are

Theme A: Living together in the UK looking at the below key issues;

  • How have communities developed in the UK?
  • What is identity?
  • What are democratic values and where do they come from?
  • How does local democracy work?

Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK looking at the below key issues;

  • Who runs the country?
  • How does Parliament work?
  • How is power shared between Westminster and the devolved administrations?
  • How does government manage public money?

Theme C: Law and justice looking at the below key issues;

  • What is the law for and how does it affect us?
  • How does the justice system work?
  • Is crime increasing in society?

Theme D: Power and influence looking at the below key issues;

  • What power and influence can citizens have?
  • What role and influence should the media have?
  • Does the UK have power and influence in the wider world?

Theme E: Taking citizenship action. 

Students will use and apply their citizenship knowledge, understanding and skills to take action to try and make a difference, create a benefit or change in society. Students will carry out an investigation leading to citizenship action and will develop the following skills;

  • research and enquiry
  • interpretation of evidence
  • planning
  • collaboration
  • problem-solving
  • advocacy and campaigning
  • evaluation

These themes are tested in two exams at the end of year 11.