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Citizenship Short Course at Prince William School

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All students will follow this course which meets the National Curriculum statutory requirements for Key Stage 4. This subject is approached through a number of lively and topical themes, which build upon Citizenship work begun in Year 9. It is a flexible and practical course which will allow you to follow your own interests, whatever your ability. You will explore local, national and international issues, problems and events of current interest. There are three major themes: · Human Rights · Power, Politics and the Media · The Global Village In addition you will develop these valuable skills: · Enquiry (asking good questions) · Communicating your ideas · Participation and responsible action within school and the community You will also have to identify a Citizenship Activity in which you will take part. You will need to plan and log your involvement in that activity and provide supporting evidence, as part of your assessment for this course. This Activity might be: · Organising a display, a visiting speaker or a survey on an issue about which you feel strongly · Taking part in a debate, a campaign, a mock trial or mock election · Contacting a community or voluntary organisation for information · Practical tasks to improve the environment in school or locally · Support for the elderly or the young There are many other possible activities. Your teacher will give you plenty of guidance in choosing something which interests you. The work that you do in Citizenship Studies will give you useful skills of interest to a wide-range of employers who are looking for responsible, committed and thoughtful employees. The communication and research skills, in addition to the content covered on this course, are of considerable interest for those interested in a career in law, journalism, teaching or social work, for instance. Also, it is a valuable GCSE to have if you wish to do History or Sociology A Level as it provides many of the building bricks for these courses.


This course is assessed at the end of Year 11 by one 1 hour 15 minute examination paper (60%) and an Internal Assessment Portfolio (40%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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