Citizenship

KS3 Curriculum

Key Themes/Topics Year 7:

 

Assessments (e.g. students will be assessed each half term with topic tests, and a final assessment at the end of each year)
Key Themes/Topics Year 8:

 

Assessments (e.g. students will be assessed each half term with topic tests, and a final assessment at the end of each year)
Key Themes/Topics Year 9:

 

Assessments (e.g. students will be assessed each half term with topic tests, and a final assessment at the end of each year)

KS4 Curriculum

Exam board and Qualifications (If you offer more than 1 qualification and exam board, please list all) OCR GCSE Citizenship
Assessment: (e.g. 3 x 90 minute written examinations in year 11) All exams are in Y11, the weighting for the exam is shown in the brackets

1)  Citizenship in Perspective multiple choice 50 minutes (25%)

2) Citizenship in Action 1hr 45mins extended questions   (50%)

3) Our rights, our society, our world written questions   (25%)

Key Themes/Topics Year 10:

Section 1: Rights, the law and the legal system in England and Wales

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • The law
  • The legal system (England and Wales)

Section 2: Democracy and government

  • Democracy, elections and voting in the UK
  • National, local, regional and devolved government
  • British constitution
  • The economy, finance and money
  • The role of the media and free press
  • Citizenship participation in the UK
  • Politics beyond the UK
Key Themes/Topics Year 11:

Section 3: The UK and the wider world

  • Identities and diversity in UK society
  • The UK and its relations with the wider world

Section 4: Citizenship action

Students take part in real-life practical activities that address a particular issue or concern, aimed at providing a benefit for a particular community or society as a whole. They use both primary and secondary sources, and employ skills such as:

  • Research and enquiry
  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Planning
  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • Advocacy
  • Campaigning
  • Evaluation.

Recommended revision materials and websites:

OCR Citizenship Revision booklet