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Citizenship Studies

Welcome to the Citizenship Studies homepage. We hope that you are able to access lots of information about the work that we are doing within our department, but please feel free to contact us with any additional questions that you may have.

Within the Citizenship department we aim to empower our students to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and communities whilst also allowing our students the opportunity to explore their social and political views. The educational minister says that Citizenship is becoming a cornerstone subject in our education system, allowing our students the opportunity in becoming good global citizens. As a Catholic school we feel that Citizenship is also very beneficial for our students as it helps them to work towards the common good by organising project work on behalf of their chosen charities.

Currently we are only delivering Citizenship Studies to Year 11.

 

Teaching Staff

Mrs Ryan, Mrs Cooney

 

Subject content

1. Citizenship skills, processes and methods

2. Life in modern Britain

3. Rights and responsibilities

4. Politics and participation

5. Active citizenship

 

Assessments

 

Paper 1

Section A: Active citizenship

Section B: Politics and participation

 

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

80 marks

50% of GCSE

 

Questions

Section A: Active citizenship questions: questions on the citizenship action of others and questions on the students taking citizenship action investigation (40 marks)

Section B: Politics and participation question (40 marks)

Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, source-based questions, extended answer

 

Paper 2

Section A: Life in modern Britain

Section B: Rights and responsibilities

 

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

80 marks

50% of GCSE

 

Questions

Section A: Life in modern Britain questions (40 marks)

Section B: Rights and responsibilities questions (40 marks)

Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, source-based questions, extended answer