Citizenship KS4

Humanities KS4 – GCSE Citizenship

At KS4, students will study the new AQA GCSE Citizenship specification with Mrs Laking. Throughout their final two years at Bishopton, this course aims to motivate and educate our students to become thoughtful and active citizens who engage intelligently and enthusiastically with public life. Students will gain knowledge of democracy, government and law, and develop the ability to create sustained, well-balanced arguments.

There are three theme:

  1. Life in modern Britain looks at the make-up and dynamics of contemporary society, what it means to be British, as well as the role of the media and the UK’s role on the world stage.
  2. Rights and responsibilities, looks at the nature of laws, rights and responsibilities within the UK and has a global aspect due to the nature of international laws, treaties and agreements by which the UK abides.
  3. Politics and participation, aims to give the student, through an understanding of the political process, the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how to resolve issues, bring about change, and how the empowered citizen is at the heart of our society.

The assessment of this course is two 1 hour 45 minute examinations, that will take place in the June of the students final year at Bishopton. Dates to be confirmed.

Revision sessions will be Tuesday from the Spring Term, commencing 7th January 2020, from 2.30-3.30pm. Students will be required to make their own to and from school, with bus fares being reimbursed.

KS4 – Citizenship LTP