Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, pupils can opt to study and GCSE in Citizenship Studies.

Method of assessment:

Coursework-Active Citizenship Examination

Campaign

30%

Identity, democracy and justice

20%

Community cohesion project

20%

Rights and responsibilities

20%

Source book study

10%

 

 

Active Citizenship:

The first piece of coursework is a campaign, where students have to create, deliver and reflect on an issue that they feel strongly about and try to bring about change. Examples include Fair Trade, student rights, international rights etc.

The second piece is a community cohesion project where pupils have to try to bring groups together of breakdown barriers that exist in our society. Examples include young and old integration, disabled awareness or asylum prejudice. 

The source book a written piece of work based around a source set by the examination board. Previous examples have included Scottish Independence, community cohesion and religious dress.

Examinations:

The examination will be a mixture of different types of questions; multiple choice, case studies, single sentence answers, explanation paragraphs and an extended piece of writing are the methods of assessment.

KS4 FORM TIME CITIZENSHIP - 4 WEEKS

TERM 1 - 2014

LESSON DATE TOPIC
1 15 September 2014 Scottish Independence
2 29 September 2014 Debt / Borrowing
3 13 October 2014 Volunteering and contributing to your community
4 03 November 2014 The EU, the UN and the Commonwealth
5 17 November 2014 Conflict
6 01 December 2014 Refugees

TERM 2 - 2015

LESSON DATE TOPIC
1 12 January 2015 Human Rights and International Law
2 26 January 2015 British Law
3 09 February 2015 Respecting 'Identity' - national, regional, religious and ethnic in the UK
4 23 February 2015 Democracy and Dictatorship
5 09 March 2015 General Election - Why is it important?
6 23 March 2015 General Election - What do the parties stand for?

TERM 3 - 2015

LESSON DATE TOPIC
1 27 April 2015 General Election - What will it mean for us?
2 11 May 2015 'Britishness'
3 25 May 2015 The Budget
4 01 June 2015 Budgeting
5 15 June 2015 Pensions and how public money is raised and spent
6 29 June 2015 The role of the media