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Citizenship Studies allows pupil to explore local, national and global issues.  It encourages political and social literacy and gives students the tools to advocate and participate responsibly in their communities.


Key Stage 4 

What will my child learn?

AQA Citizenship Studies: Full Course

Pupils explore 4 key themes in Year 10, building on these themes in year 11.  These are:

Theme 1: Community Action and Active Citizenship

Theme 2: Being a Citizen in the UK: Democracy and Identity

Theme 3: Fairness and Justice

Theme 4: Global Issues and Making a difference


What type of homework will be set?

Pupils will get 30 minutes per week, ranging from Controlled Assessment research on voluntary organisations to ideas for responsible action.  Teachers will also set homework to extend the learning on each f the 4 key themes when they are studied in class.


How will my child be assessed?

Citizenship Studies (Full Course) (4107) Unit 1: Citizenship Studies (Short Course and Full Course GCSE) (41051)
Written Paper – 1 hour
40 marks – 40%

Compulsory short and source-based questions on Theme 1.

Choice of one question from three, based on each of Themes 2, 3 and 4. Unit 2: Advocacy and Representation (41052)
Controlled Assessment
60 marks – 60% Unit 3: Citizenship Studies (Full GCSE) (41053)
Written Paper – 1 hour
40 marks – 20%

Compulsory source-based questions on all four themes.

Choice of one question from three, based on each of Themes 2, 3 and 4. Unit 4: Taking Informed and Responsible Action (41054)
Controlled Assessment
60 marks – 30%


How can I support my child’s learning at home?

Watch the news with your child and encourage discussions on current issues and events.  During controlled assessment encourage your child to contact the pressure group they are studying and research how we can take informed and responsible action or advocate and represent different groups in society.


What can my child move onto with Citizenship?

Citizenship can lead to careers and  further study in education, sociology, psycology, law, the Police, social research, social policy, politics and environmental studies.