GCSE Citizenship

As an extra-curricular activity for MAT pupils a GCSE in Citizenship Studies is offered on a Wednesday after school.

This course introduces students to key citizenship issues and helps them develop a practical understanding of what it means to be a citizen today. Pupils acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to think critically and play a positive role in public life.

The Citizenship Studies course enables learners to understand and appreciate key citizenship issues at home, in school and as young citizens in their wider community.

The course covers areas of Human Rights, the law and the legal system in England and Wales, democracy and government and what it means to be a citizen in the UK and the wider world.

The GCSE course in Citizenship studies will develop essential and transferable skills as it will enable pupils to think critically, evaluate evidence, debate ideas, make persuasive arguments and justify their conclusions. 

The course aims to allow pupils to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to take responsible citizenship actions, play a positive role in public and democratic life as informed and active citizens, and build the foundations for further learning and study.