Citizenship StudiesGCSE Citizenship Studies has been designed to enable learners to understand and appreciate key citizenship issues at home, in school and as young citizens in their wider community.
Citizenship Studies introduces students to key citizenship issues and helps them develop a practical understanding of what it means to be a citizen today. They acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to think critically and play a positive role in public life.
EXAM BOARD: OCR
HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
The qualification comprises three interrelated components:
|Citizenship in perspective
|Citizenship in action
|Our rights, our society, our world
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
Each component enables learners to understand what it means to be a citizen in today’s society in a practical way. The subject content is split into four key sections:
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: The UK and the wider world
- 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
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
- Problem solving
If you have any further questions, please speak to Mrs Cook.
You can also find more detailed information on the OCR website.
CAREERS IN CITIZENSHIP
Citizenship provides a good basis for many careers and further study because of the skills
and practical knowledge it teaches you. You could use your study of Citizenship to study A
levels in Citizenship, History, Sociology and Law. The subject is highly thought of by
employers and has links to careers in teaching, law, journalism, TV and film research, the
travel industry or public services like the police.
Take a look at some of the jobs we've identified below that make use of Citizenship: