Head of Department: Elizabeth Robinson
The GCSE is made up of 4 themes, covering topics such as government and politics, law and justice, democracy and actions citizens take to influence decisions locally, nationally and globally.
Theme 1: Life in Modern Britain
Theme 2: Rights and Responsibilities
Theme 3: Politics and Participation
Theme 4: Active Citizenship
Theme 4: Citizenship in action—Students will research, plan and participate in a Citizenship campaign of their choice related to any one of the 4 themes.
Examinations and Assessment
Students are assessed through two external examinations. Each exam is 1hr 45 minutes and each is worth 50% of student’s final grades.
Exam 1: Students will be assessed on their knowledge of Theme 4 and Theme 3.
Exam 2: Students will be assessed on their knowledge of Theme’s 1&2.
Citizenship contains elements of Law, Sociology and Government and Politics, which may help students choosing these subjects. The skills acquired through the study of GCSE Citizenship are transferable to almost any further studies.