We are currently offering this as a 2 year course for those joining the Academy in Year 10 and an adapted 1 year course for those not joining until Year 11.
We aim to:-
- Encourage independent learning through the Taking Citizenship Action module.
- Give students the opportunity to study current affairs to allow them to become active citizens.
- Study local, regional and national citizenship issues with the opportunity to take action to resolve them.
The Citizenship GCSE is split into 5 themes:-
A. Living together in the UK
B. Democracy in the UK
C. Law and Justice
D. Power and Influence
E. Taking citizenship action
The 5 themes are designed to give students a well-rounded idea of how to act like a good citizen in the UK, including the rights and steps that you can take to become a citizen in the Country in which they reside.
Students study for 2 exam papers with their Own Citizenship in Actions
|Paper 1||The assessment lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes and it comprises of 4 sections linking to themes A, B, C with the fourth section which will include a separate source booklet focussing on debates.|
|Paper 2||The assessment lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. It comprises of 3 sections where students will be asked to comment on their Own Citizenship Action as well as other actions pulled from sources.|
|Own Citizenship Action||This must be completed by the date given. This is completed in class and assessed through Section A questioning in exam paper 2.|