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Citizenship Studies at St Aldhelm's Academy

Course description

Citizenship Studies is an exciting course to take for GCSE. During the course of study, you will investigate current issues, you need to know how the world works. The course will help you to understand how an individual can change things, so it explores how we make laws, our place within the economy, what pressure groups do, and how we all relate to the rest of the world. The media are also important because they influence how we think, so we need to work out what their messages really mean. There is also a focus on communities, how we all live together, and our similarities and differences. The aim is to help you to understand and play a part in the world locally, nationally and internationally. The course is assessed by;2 exams (40%) - The first exam will test your knowledge and understanding of the material. The second asks you to think about different points of view. They are based on real examples of things that are going on in the UK and further afield.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Aldhelm's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years