Enquiry questions at the start of each theme engage students with what it means to be an active citizen and the role of citizenship in relation to current issues that impact on modern society.
Our qualification is organised around familiar key issues and debates with clear guidance as to what content needs to be covered.
Schemes of learning are structured around the 4 GCSE assessment objectives and assessed using the framework provided by the examination body.
During Year 10 and 11 students will produce controlled assessment work equating to 45 hours of work which the students have to complete unaided in class time.
The Year 10 course prepares students for the final Controlled Assessment Task through a series of ‘mini’ assignments.
Lessons are a mixture of theoretical, design and practical work.
For continuity we have kept and built on existing content such as diversity, human rights, civil and criminal law, parliamentary democracy and actions citizens take to influence decisions locally, nationally and globally.
We’re working with the teaching community, higher education and subject associations to design our new qualification for 2016.
We have excellent results at all levels: In 2016 we were pleased to achieve 100% A- C at GCSE.
Natural progression is to Painsley Sixth form where we offer AQA Art, Craft and Design at A level.