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GCSE (Short Course): Citizenship at Long Field School

Course description

Citizenship is part of the core curriculum which all students will follow. The principles for Citizenship and the teaching of Democracy in Schools are that citizenship should develop social and moral responsibility, community involvement and political literacy. Education for citizenship equips young people with the knowledge, skills and the understanding to play an effective role in public life. Citizenship encourages them to take an interest in topical and controversial issues and to engage in discussion and debate. Students learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms, and about laws, justice and democracy. They learn to take part in decision-making and different forms of action. They play an active role in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and wider society as active and global citizens. You will be given the knowledge and skills needed for effective and democratic participation. You will become informed, critical, active citizens who have the confidence and conviction to work collaboratively, take action and try to make a difference. Any student wishing to follow a course in politics will benefit from a citizenship qualification. In general terms will equip all students with knowledge and understanding for living and working in a democratic society. All students if appropriate, determined by progress and aptitude during the course will be entered for the GCSE Exam either at full Course level (worth 1 GCSE)or short course level (worth 1/2 a GCSE).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Long Field School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years