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Citizenship

Learning and undertaking activities in Citizenship contribute to the achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:

  • Successful students who enjoy learning and make progress.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

How is Citizenship taught at Central Foundation?

GCSE Citizenship provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. Our curriculum develops students’ awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Students explore political and social issues critically and learn to weigh up evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments.

In Year 10 students who have chosen to do GCSE Citizenship will cover the AQA GCSE Citizenship Studies course. In the first term they will understand the operation of parliamentary democracy in the UK. They will discover how laws are made and shaped by people and processes, including the work of parliament and government. Students will also use their knowledge and understanding of citizenship skills to undertake an investigation to try and make a difference. In groups, students carry out an activity that is interesting and relevant to them. In term two they will learn about identity and British society, followed by looking at the influence of the media and the UK’s involvement in international organisations.

In Year 11, students will go on to learn about the Rights and Responsibilities with a focus on law, justice, crime and human rights.


Useful Websites for GCSE Citizenship

http://www.aqa.org.uk                                                                                                                                           The exam board website for examples of specimen exam papers, useful materials and exam information.

  • www.parliament.uk
    For information on the workings of parliament and national democracy as well as contact information for MPs.
  • www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
    For information on local democracy and politics.
  • www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk
    Citizenship related resources, information and campaigns. A good place to start getting involved in London based Citizenship campaigns.
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