GCSE Citizenship is concerned with teaching and learning about issues that affect us within our local communities, the UK and the wider world, such as Human Rights and the Law. Citizenship enables students to put their learning into practice by taking action on issues of interest through school and community-based campaigns. Examples of past projects include campaigning to reduce the cost of public transport for young people and trying to reduce vandalism in a local graveyard. Trips include a visit to the Houses of Parliament and Oxford Crown and Magistrates Courts. The skills Citizenship develops; such as advocacy, research, teamwork, planning and running community projects, are greatly valued by all further education institutions.
How it's assessed
Examination Board: OCR
Grading system: 1-9
Assessment: End of Topic Tests using past paper questions
Progression to Post-16
The knowledge of society and the skills Citizenship develops; such as teamwork, planning and running community projects, are greatly valued by all further education institutions.
Some of the more common Post 16 courses that Citizenship students have chosen include Sociology, Public Services and Government and Politics.
Future career links
Specific careers with a strong link to Citizenship are the Police, Law, Social Work and Politics.
Pupils have to participate in a campaign. The Citizenship GCSE is assessed by three written exams one of these focussing on your campaign actions.
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