Curriculum > Citizenship
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GCSE Citizenship is one of the newest additions to Oriel High SchoolÂs curriculum. The subject offers a range of opportunities to build knowledge and skills that will support learning and encourage participation in society and an interest in UK and global politics.
The main focus of Citizenship at GCSE is to encourage students to become active and responsible citizens through studying themes that surround law, media, rights and responsibilities, environmental issues and global culture.
Further to the classroom study, students have the opportunity to put their learning into practice through participation in campaigns that expand on the school ethos and reach into local community.
The nature of the course means no prior knowledge of politics is needed, although a healthy interest would go a long way. Also, a motivation to read and take an interest in news articles would be beneficial to students who really want to challenge themselves in and out of the classroom
KS4- GCSE Citizenship
Students will study the Edexcel Citizenship GCSE specification which consists of four units
Unit One Y10
Power, politics and the media
Rights and responsibilities
Unit Two Y10
Unit Three Y11
Changing communities, social and cultural identities
Environmental change and sustainable development
Influencing and changing decision in government and society
Unit Four Y11
What Skills Students Develop
Citizenship enables students to:
How Students Are Assessed
Unit one content is assessed through a one hour exam, where students will receive a grade between A*-U
Unit two content is assessed, under controlled conditions, through a single internally-assessed, externally-moderated assessment consisting of one structured task.
Unit three content is assessed through a one hour and fifteen minute exam, where students will receive a grade between A*-U
Unit four content is assessed, under controlled conditions, through a single internally-assessed, externally-moderated assessment consisting of one structured task.
Internal assessments will happen on a half termly basis and students ability to complete written work is extremely important and must be analytical and evaluative.
Evidence for assessment will be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, role play and oral presentation.
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