Why study Citizenship?

Citizenship builds on the skills you have already learned in KS3 and KS4. It enables you to:
  • communicate and articulate different views, ideas and perspectives;
  • advocate, negotiate, plan, make decisions and take action on citizenship issues;
  • select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information to construct reasoned and coherent arguments, make decisions, propose alternative solutions and form conclusions;
  • work with others, using problem solving and critical approaches to the issues, problems and events

Course Requirements
  • 5 A*-C GCSE passes, including English
Course Outline
    Unit 1 - Identity, Rights and Responsibilities

    What does it mean to be British? Are we all equal Citizens?
    40% of AS, 20% of A Level
    Written Paper, 1 hour 15 min
    60 marks
    Source-based questions and mini-essay questions.

    Unit 2- Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation
    What are my rights and responsibilities? How are my rights supported and protected?
    60% of AS, 30% of A Level
    Written Paper, 1 hour 30 minutes.
    90 marks
    Source-based question and mini-essay plus structured question on active citizenship
    participation. Candidates bring their Active Citizenship Profile into the exam.

    Unit 3 – Power and Justice
    What is crime? What is Justice? Who speaks on our behalf? How is the UK governed? What are universal human rights?
    25% of A Level
    Written Paper, 1 hour 30 minutes.
    80 marks
    Structured questions in two sections

    Unit 4 - Global Issues and Making a Difference
    Who How can I make a difference in the UK?
    Who makes decisions in the UK?
    How can I develop the skills to participate actively?
    25% of A Level
    Written Paper, 1 hour 30 minutes.
    80 marks
    Structured questions plus source-based question on active citizenship. Source topic
    Released in advance to allow research.

    How the Course is Assessed
    As specified above in 'course outline'
      Links to Careers
        Civil Service, Political Lobbyist, Journalism, Public Relations, Education, MI5, Social Worker, Environmentalist, Lawyer, Engineer, Armed Services, Politician, Police Officer, Sport and Recreation, Nurse, Doctor, Footballer (any job actually).

        Links to University

        Law, Politics, History, Sociology, International Relations, PR, Journalism, Medicine Engineering, Environmental Studies, Tourism, Anthropology (all subjects actually)

        Syllabus: Citizenship Studies
        Examination Board: AQA
        More Information: Mrs A Salah -