GCE Citizenship. The Only Specification. New A Levels from 2008. 14-19 Education and Skills White Paper Reduce the Assessment Burden From 6 units to 4 units: 2 at AS and 2 at A2 Introduce Stretch and Challenge New A* Grade Subject Criteria
The Only Specification
“Post-16, citizenship takes critical democracy and active participation a step further. Post-16 citizenship should give young people opportunities to identify, investigate and think critically about citizenship issues, problems or events of concern to them.” Towards Consensus, Ofsted, September 2006
“Citizenship education … does have at its heart a commitment to enabling young people to participate fully in a democracy, and ultimately, securing a cohesive and inclusive society” Citizenship Education, House of Commons Education and Skills Committee, February 2007Why Citizenship?
AS Social Science: Citizenship piloted
Citizenship becomes a Statutory National Curriculum Subject
AS Social Science: Citizenship launched
GCSE Citizenship Studies (Short Course) launched
Extended Project pilot
AQA’s A Level Citizenship Studies available
First Specialised Diplomas available
GCSE Citizenship Studies (Full Course) available
3 stages of Citizenship development
Rights and Responsibilities
Making a Difference
Crime, Justice and Punishment
Politics, Power and Participation
Designed to develop critical thinking / citizenship skills through: General Studies, Critical thinking or Citizenship to AS Level.
Community participation (for example community work in local schools, hospitals, charities); Work-related learning; Personal development activities eg Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, debating society etc
The Extended Project will develop students’ abilities to manage tasks using their own initiative and resources.
Recognised, academic study in-depth
The Bacc is built on the solid foundation of students’ main A Level choices.AQA’s Citizenship Qualifications:AQA Bacc