Citizenship is offered at KS3 to all students within the School and is taught on a regular basis as part of the PSHE/Citizenship Department. It is also taught at KS4 to students as one of the five core subjects on our Higher Curriculum Pathway.
Teaching is provided on a regular basis by PSHE/Citizenship Tutors. Lessons and teaching are delivered through; teacher explanation and talks, directed reading or study, research, online videos, class debate/discussion
other interactive student activities. We also invite external speakers in and offer relevant trips eg. the Houses of Parliament or the Supreme Court. The overall aim is to provide a stimulating and varied approach to the subject.
From the Citizenship Foundation’s Specialist resources for Alternative Providers, they include:
- Being a Citizen
- Society and the Media
- Politics and Power
- Family and Home Life
- Crime and the Law
- Neighbourhood and Environment
- Shopping and Money
- Identity and Discrimination
AQA GCSE Full Course 8100
2 Two Exam Papers (50% each / 80 marks)
Paper 1 – Active Citizenship/Individual Investigation
– Politics and Participation
Paper 2 – Life in Modern Britain
– Rights and Responsibilities
At KS3 end of topic assessments are set to assist in establishing the level of students. At KS4 regular assessments are completed in lessons with Mock GCSEs using past exam papers taking place in Y10 & Y11 to measure performance towards GCSE target grade.
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