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Citizenship

Intent

Citizenship students at Barnwell School will be exposed to the most important ideas, issues and legalities that will affect them during their lives. They will develop knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. The course develops awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Citizenship also equips pupils with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It prepares pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens. 

Learning Journey

GCSE Citizenship Learning Journey

GCSE Curriculum Map

Year

Half term 1

October

Half term December

Half term 3

February

Half term 4

April

Half term 5

May

Half term 6

July

10

Theme D -

Power and Influence

 

 

Theme D -

Power and Influence

 

 

Theme A Living Together in the UK

 

Theme A Living Together in the UK

 

 

Theme B Democracy at work in the UK

 

Theme B

Democracy at work in the UK

 

 

 

Ass 1

Short Answer and MC questions

 

 

Ass 2

Key Terms in Context

& 5 mark Questions

 

Role of the Media, Digital Democracy, Trades Unions

Ass 1

12 Mark Question

Free Press

 

 

 

Ass 2

12 Mark Question

Influences on Society/

Britain’s role in Wider World

Pop Quiz revision of Theme D Weekly

 

 

Ass 1

Short Answers on Structure of Parliament & Local Govt

 

Ass 2

Long Answer Questions

Immigration/

Community/

Religion

Pop Quiz revision of Theme D/A Weekly

 

 

Ass 1

Short Answers on Community, Inclusion, Diversity,

Ass 2

Long Answer Questions

Human Rights/Political Rights/Legal Rights

Pop Quiz

revision of D/A/B

 

 

 

Ass 1

Short Answers on Political Parties/Law Making

 

Ass 2

Long Answer Questions

Forming Governments/Voting Systems

 

 

Pop Quiz

revision of D/A/B

 

 

 

Ass 1

Short Answers on Budgets/Delegated Legislation

 

Ass 2

Long Answer Questions on Devolution/Balancing Budgets

11

Theme C

How the Law works

 

Pop Quiz

revision of D/A/B

 

Ass 1

Short Answer and MC questions

Criminal/Civil Courts. Law and Morals

 

 

Ass 2

Key Terms in Context

& 5 mark Questions

 

Means of solving Disputes/Sentencing

Theme C

How the Law works

 

Pop Quiz

revision of D/A/B

 

Ass 1

Long Answer Questions

Crime Statistics/

Citizens Rights and responsibility

 

Ass 2

Long Answer Questions

 

Means of solving Disputes/Sentencing

Theme E Taking Citizenship Action

Pop Quiz

revision of D/A/B/C

 

Ass 1

Exam Style Questions on Choosing actions and carrying out research

 

 

Ass 2

Exam Style Question on Teamwork, skills and advocacy

Theme E Taking Citizenship Action

Pop Quiz

revision of D/A/B/C

 

Ass 1

Exam Style Questions Presenting the Message

 

 

Ass 2

Exam Style Question on Reviewing the Action

Revision

 

 

 

Further information here, or from H.Pritchard@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

Course Themes

The course is split into five themes.
A – Living together in the UK
Examines the population of the UK, key values of respect and understanding, the development of rights and human rights, as well as local government,
B – Democracy at work in the UK
Explores who runs the country, how parliament works, the sharing of power between parliament and the devolved administrations and the management of public money
C – Law and Justice
Looking at the purpose of law and its impact on the community, the way the justice system works and whether or not crime is increasing in society.
D – Power and Influence
Discusses the type of power and influence that the individual citizen can have, the role and the influences of the media and the power that the UK has in the wider world.
E – Taking Citizenship Action
A planned course of informed action to address a citizenship issue or question of concern and aimed at delivering a benefit or change for a particular community or wider society.

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