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Citizenship Year 11

 Citizenship Studies GCSE – Awarding Body: EDEXCEL

Citizenship Studies is about how people take an active part in democratic politics and work together for a better society, locally, nationally and globally.

During the final year of their GCSE students will be given further opportunities to increase their knowledge of power, democracy, the operation of government and the legal system, and the role of the UK in the wider world. Students will also experience taking citizenship action and learn from trying to make a difference themselves.

Assessment overview

Paper 1

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

80 marks

Content overview:

Theme A: Living together in the UK

Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK

Theme C: Law and justice

Assessment overview:

Section A: questions are focused on Theme A: Living together in the UK

Section B: questions are focused on Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK

Section C: questions are focused on Theme C: Law and justice

Section D: extended-response questions related to two or more of specification Themes A–C.

 

Paper 2

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification

80 marks

Content overview:

Theme D: Power and influence

Theme E: Taking citizenship action

Assessment overview:

Section A: questions are focused on the students’ own citizenship action.

Section B: questions are focused on others’ actions relating to Theme D: Power and influence.

Section C: questions are focused on Theme D: Power and influence. One question will also link to content in one of Themes A–C.

 

 

 




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