Key Stage 4 Citizenship

Citizenship Studies is taught over 6 hours per fortnight by a subject specialist and is useful for a wide range of careers as you will gain subject knowledge and transferrable skills which are excellent for the workplace.

What will I learn about?

Citizenship Studies is a fascinating subject that will help you both in and out of the working world. We will look at a range of issues in politics, active citizenship and law. Students will be able to make an active difference in their own community and to be able to critically evaluate their own work and that of others. The exam papers are a mixture of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, pre-released material and longer extended answers.

How will my work be assessed?

Unit 1: Active Citizenship

This includes a piece of pre-released material and a write up of an active citizenship campaign completed during the course.

Unit 2: Politics and Participation

Students will learn about local, national and international government and the role of the citizen in trying to make a difference.

Unit 3: Life in Modern Britain

What does it mean to be British? Our identity, the role of the Media; our role in international affairs and international organisations such as the United Nations.

Unit 4: Rights and Responsibilities

What laws does a society need, what rights does a citizen have; how legal systems differ within the UK.

Students will take two 1 hour 45 minute exams, with each exam being worth 50% of the total grade. There is no controlled assessment or coursework element to this course. The exam board is AQA.

What future opportunities can this lead to?

This course is about a wide range of issues including British politics, the law, UK Citizenship issues, global issues, and ethical issues such as Human Rights and the Environment. A qualification in Citizenship will provide an excellent foundation to support a wide variety of different subjects and career pathways including working in politics, law, the armed forces, the police, local government and undertaking charity work. Due to the varied range of skills acquired in this subject a wide range of jobs will be available for an ever changing world.

Who can I speak to for more information?

For further information about Citizenship please speak to Mr Stevenson, Curriculum Area Leader: Enterprise

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