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Citizenship Studies

Citizenship Studies AQA/GCSE Level 1-9
QAN Code: 601/8595/8

This qualification fits into the overall curriculum intent of MMAP by:

GCSE Citizenship Studies

MMAP offers GCSE Citizenship Studies to all pupils who can access the syllabus. Using data obtained through baseline assessments on entry and key stage 2 data, a personalised approach is taken to ensure that a student's gaps in knowledge are addressed immediately. Through the facilitation of discussion and exploration of local, national and international topics, we aim to develop and extend our students' prior knowledge and provide them with the key skills needed to be successful at GCSE and in the wider world. 

Course Content

In KS4 the pupils study the AQA (8100) Citizenship Studies specification content and the requirement and to develop examination techniques. Delivery includes classroom-based discussion, research and knowledge acquisition along with off-site visits, visiting speakers and participation in an Active Citizenship investigation.

  • What is the UK’s role in key international organisations?
  • Where does political power reside: with the citizen, parliament or government?
  • How can citizens make their voice heard and make a difference in society?

Course Assessment

The Citizenship Studies GCSE course works towards examination in the summer of year 11. The terminal examination consists of two papers as follows:

Paper 1

Section A: Active Citizenship

Section B: Politics and Participation

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

Section A: Active citizenship questions: questions on the citizenship action of others and questions on the students taking citizenship action investigation (40 marks)

Section B: Politics and participation question (40 marks)

Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, source-based questions, extended answer.

Paper 2

Section A: Life in modern Britain

Section B: Rights and responsibilities

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

Section A: Life in modern Britain questions (40 marks)

Section B: Rights and responsibilities questions (40 marks)

Question types: multiple-choice, short answer, source-based questions, extended answer.