Pupils will be following the AQA GCSE syllabus (8100).
The overarching theme of this specification is ‘How citizens can try to make a difference’.
This aim is supported by three content themes;
- Life in modern Britain
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Politics and Participation
The skills, processes and methods underpin the specification.
There is a requirement that students develop and apply citizenship skills and gain an understanding of the following processes and methods related to issues arising from the subject content.
Examination consist of two written papers, each of one hour and forty minutes, taken in the Summer term of Year 11.
Pupils study a series of topics over a twelve week period. Lesson topics will be chosen from the government guidance;
- The operation of Parliament, including voting and elections and the role of political parties
- The precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom
- The nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals
- The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school based activities
- The functions and uses of money, the importance and practice and budgeting and managing risk