Exam board: Edexcel
Course code/specification number: 1CSO
Level of qualification: GCSE

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Research and enquiry
  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Planning, collaboration & problem- solving
  • Advocacy and campaigning
  • Evaluation essay writing

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

Progress to A Level studies in Law, media, or politics.

What grades can students access?

Grades 9-1 

What will students learn about?

Living together in the UK
How have communities developed in the UK? What is identity? What are democratic values and where do they come from? How does local democracy work?

Democracy at work in the UK
Who runs the country? How does Parliament work? How is power shared between Westminster and the devolved administrations? How does government manage public money?

Law and Justice
What is the law for and how does it affect us? How does the justice system work? Is crime increasing in society?

Power and Influence
What power and influence can citizens have? What role and influence should the media have? Does the UK have power and influence in the wider world?

Taking Citizenship Action
Students will use and apply their citizenship knowledge, understanding and skills to take action to try and make a difference, create a benefit or change in society. Students will carry out an investigation leading to citizenship action and will develop the following skills:

  • research and enquiry
  • interpretation of evidence
  • planning
  • collaboration
  • problem solving
  • advocacy and campaigning
  • evaluation

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Students will sit an exam at the end of the course. (100% exam).

For further information please contact:

Mr. L. Bradbury Assistant Head
Ms. R. Fletcher Subject Teacher