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Students can choose to take Citizenship Studies as one of their GCSE options.
Examination Board: AQA
Specification Code 8100
Subjects covered are as follows:
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. The overarching theme of this specification is ‘How citizens can try to make a difference’.
GCSE Citizenship Studies has the power to motivate and enable young people to become thoughtful, active citizens. Students gain a deeper knowledge of democracy, government and law, and develop skills to create sustained and reasoned arguments, present various viewpoints and plan practical citizenship actions to benefit society.
They will also gain the ability to recognise bias, critically evaluate argument, weigh evidence and look for alternative interpretations and sources of evidence, all of which are essential skills valued by higher education and employers.
Take Citizenship if you plan to undertake further education/ employment in the following areas: Sociology, Politics, Law, Armed Forces, Police, and Public Sector.
This qualification is linear in that students will sit all their examinations at the end of the course.
How can parents help?
Self - research is regularly given and often relies on information from the local community and current affairs. Parents are encouraged to discuss their own working experiences and other citizenship issues with the students.