Citizenship GCSE

What will you learn?

Throughout the course you will learn highly developed argumentative skills; much of the classroom based time is centred around debating and discussing current affairs as a group and learning to defend and prosecute issues both sensitively and fairly. The topic areas within this GCSE have strong links to the current global context and you will broaden your knowledge of policies and procedures throughout the course.

The four assessed areas of study are: life in modern Britain, rights and responsibilities, politics and participation and taking citizenship action. This final component is a practical assignment and involves an action-based project allowing you to actively participate in citizenship in the community. These active examples could involve linking up with local government, protesting or petitioning an issue you feel strongly about or working with local, established, campaign groups.


How will you be assessed?

The GCSE course culminates in 2 equally weighted final papers. Each one of the 4 topic areas are worth 25%. The active citizenship section of the course is assessed through written questions in an exam paper and gives you a clear platform to discuss the project you have undertaken throughout this course.


Where can this subject take you in the future?

Where can’t Citizenship take you? This subject can give you a broad base into areas like A Level study as you will have developed your discussion and reasoning skills across this course. There are clear topic links to further study within Government and Politics, History, Philosophy and Law.

A course well suited to applications to diverse University subjects - extending from areas like Economics, Geo-politics, International Relations to Journalism.

Widely regarded in the job market as the transferable skills which apply from offices, being in the board-room, to project work with highly developed skills of analysis, evaluation and articulation.