Citizenship allows students to learn about and immerse themselves in key issues and gain an understanding of what it means to be a UK citizen and how the key institutions of the United Kingdom operate.

Throughout the course they will study their rights, the law and the UK legal system as well as the political system, how the UK interacts on the global stage and how they can lead citizenship action. Not only will students gain a detailed understanding of these topics but they will develop key skills including their ability to debate, analyse information and make informed and justified judgements as they also become informed citizens ready to participate fully in the democratic system.

We support literacy by…

Creating a curriculum that builds upon opportunities to enable students to develop their speaking, listening, discussion, and debating skills. In Citizenship we also support literacy by focusing on balanced answers and developing the skills students need to reach reasoned judgements.

We support numeracy by…

analysing statistics in a wide range of contexts.

 

Student resources (Key Stage 4):

www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z3ckjxs

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-citizenship-studies-j270-from-2016/ www.bbc.co.uk/news

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/find-volunteer-placements

https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/

www.amnesty.org.uk

www.legislation.gov.uk

www.judiciary.gov.uk

FAQs

How will my child be ‘set’ in this subject?

Students are set according to their options pathways.

How many periods a week will children spend learning this subject?

At Key Stage 4, students will study Citizenship for two hours a week.

What are the career opportunities with this subject?

Citizenship provides students with key skills useful in all future careers. However, this qualification would be particularly useful in areas such as social work, law, politics, media, and uniformed services.

What ‘out-of-classroom’ or extra-curricular learning experiences will my child get?

Citizenship is supported by the PSHE curriculum,  with additional learning experiences provided through visits from guest speakers and external visits to the crown courts.

Contact:

Mr. M. Overthrow
moverthrow@shuttleworth.lancs.sch.uk

Downloads

Citizenship GCSE Curriculum Map

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Citizenship Syllabus

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“Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”

President John F. Kennedy