Year 9 Options 20/21 - Citizenship

Examination Board:
Course Description:
Citizenship encourages critical thinking and engagement with issues in contemporary society. Students will
study topics as they develop in the political world, such as leaving the EU, elections and standing up for their
rights. Students study four key units: Living together in the UK; Democracy at work in the UK; How the law
works and Power and Influence.
All students will engage in an active citizenship project, where they can choose a local, national or global issue
from the course and conduct research into it. They will then either campaign to raise awareness of their issue
or attempt to support the people involved.
How will students learn?
The course enables students to develop a wide range of skills that can be applicable in every subject and the
world of work. Students will be developing skills of enquiry, analysis, research and fieldwork. The work will
focus on a wide ranging selection of sources from different forms of media, and gives students the opportunity
to interpret and analyse these. The course enables students to advance their independent learning skills.
How will the course be assessed?
Two written examinations:
Paper 1 – Living together, Democracy, Law and Justice 1hr45minutes 50%
Paper 2 – Active Citizenship Project, Power and Influence 1hr45minutes 50%
Education Pathways after Year 11:
This course lays the foundations for further study at post-16 including Global Politics, Social & Cultural
Anthropology, Psychology, History and Geography.
Career Routes:
Charity Work
International Development
Libraries and Record Offices
Social Care