Citizenship: Teaching & Learning Resources

The GCSE Citizenship Courseware covers a journey through the active engagement and exploration of the skills and abilities students will need to be contributing citizens in the modern world.

GCSE, Edexcel, All Boards and Key Stage 3

19 products available in the following categories:

  • GCSE
    • Edexcel (9-1) Citizenship Studies (1CS0)
      • Activity Packs
      • Practice Exam Papers

    • All Boards
  • Key Stage 3
    • KS3
    • British Values

Students will explore topics like social diversity, human rights, and the civil and criminal legal system. They will also be engaged with the understanding of parliamentary democratic processes and the actions that proactive citizens partake in to be influential in the local, national, and global governing processes.

The Citizenship course will develop their understanding of democracy, governments, and the various legal systems at work in the world through the development of effective communication and writing skills.

Edexcel GCSE Citizenship Studies

With this course, students will delve into the relevant power structures and operation of government and the interaction with the legal system as well as the role of the UK in the global social structure. Students will engage with the controversial and topical issues within the political, ethical, and social environments of the local and global economic contexts.

Qualification Aims and Objectives

  • Enabling students to understand what democracy is, how democracy works within the parliamentary processes in the framework of the UK government, and how it compares to democratic and non-democratic systems around the world.
  • To utilize the applied citizenship knowledge to engage in productive debates with well-reasoned arguments, being able to justify and substantiate their discussion points effectively and develop contributive conclusions.
  • Students will be able to apply their citizenship knowledge to understand and participate actively in a responsible and socially, democratically engaging manner as they collaborate with others and public life.

Key stage 3

Participating students will develop their understanding of governments, democracy, and the rights of active responsible citizens. Students will be encouraged to apply their skills, knowledge, and understanding to research and engage in positive debates and interrogate evidence to the advantage of the citizens within the context. They will be educated in the proper way citizens can interact with the political system in the democratic government and parliament of the UK as well as the Monarchy within the following frameworks:

  • The operation of Parliamentary processes like voting, elections and the role of political parties
  • The civil Liberties that all UK citizens enjoy
  • The structure and regulatory framework of the Justice System and the various roles of the Police, Courts and Tribunal structures
  • How public institutions and volunteer groups operate in the social structure and how they can improve communities from a grassroots level at school-based programs
  • How the correct use of money and effective budgeting can help manage risk and build positive democratic structures

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