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A minimum of 4 GCSEâ€ s at Grade C or above including English at level 2. HOW WILL I STUDY? Preparation for the exam will be assignment based and involve both independent study and actively working with others. You will work with your tutor and teacher to compile an Active Citizenship Profile. Spending your own time outside of class working on activities will be essential to success in this...
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To develop skills , confidence and conviction to engage in a range of active citizenship activities To become a more informed citizen and take an active role in society
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
This will be of benefit to any student who is interested in social issues related to Law, Sociology and Politics. It will help you learn how to bring about change at all levels of society.
Unit 1: Identity and Rights. What does it mean to be British? Are we all equal citizens? What are my rights and responsibilities? How are my rights protected?
Unit 2: Democracy and Active Citizenship. Who can make a difference? How can I make a difference? Active citizenship skills and participation.
EXAMPLES OF TOPICS COVERED:
What is a citizen? How is identity defined? To what extent is Britain a multicultural society? Do laws protect the citizen? What about local democracy? What is the influence of the media? How does national government and the EU impact on the lives of citizens?
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English at level 2.
HOW WILL I STUDY?
Preparation for the exam will be assignment based and involve both independent study and actively working with others. You will work with your tutor and teacher to compile an Active Citizenship Profile. Spending your own time outside of class working on activities will be essential to success in this course.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Two exams involving source based structured questions and mini essays In the second exam there will be a question based on your own participation in active citizenship, for which you can take your active citizenship profile into the exam.
Citizenship provides a useful introduction for those wishing to pursue a Social Science course at university. For those studying other higher education courses or entering employment it indicates a sense of maturity, responsibility, community, commitment and understanding of citizenship issues. In particular it will be valuable for those considering careers in the media, police, social work, teaching and law.
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