Citizenship KS4


GCSE Citizenship at Bishopton Pru 

At Bishopton our key stage 4 students will study AQA GCSE Citizenship specification with Miss Walsh.


The intent of Citizenship is 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. The GCSE follows three main themes throughout the two years. 


Over the two year course students will study three themes for citizenship and take part in their own ‘Active citizen investigation’.

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.

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.

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. 

Impact of our offer

Citizenship Studies prepares students to become active citizens of democracy. It allows students to apply their learning to real-life scenarios on both a local and global scale. There is opportunity for students to work individually to develop their own knowledge and also encourages students to work with others and take part in group activities to bring about a change.

Curriculum Planning

Please find links below to the KS4 Long term planning for Citizenship:


Citizenship road map

Curriculum Lead

The Citizenship lead is Miss Walsh , If you have any questions in regards to Citizenship GCSE or subject content, please contact Bishopton on 01642 566369.