Accreditation at Key Stage 4

Accreditation Routes at Key Stage 4: Entry Level and GCSE
 
Entry Level
This year most Year 10 and 11 students will be following the WJEC Entry Level Award in Humanities.  This will be at either Entry 2 or 3. Year 10 students will have the opportunity to extend the course over two years to gain the Entry Level Certificate or Diploma in Humanities.
 
The award is broken down into 3 modules during the year.  The first module will be an investigation into Sustainable Tourism.  Learners will be looking at the issues around local and global tourism on the people and the environment of popular destinations.  They will then create a project to explain what sustainable tourism is and how it can be achieved.

GCSE: AQA Citizenship Studies (Short Course)

Some Key Stage 4 learners will study the AQA Citizenship Studies course.  Citizenship studies is a GCSE qualification and is made up of a combination of Exam (40%) and Controlled Assessment (60%).

We aim to empower our learners to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and communities whilst also allowing them the opportunity to explore their social and political views. Citizenship is becoming a cornerstone subject in our education system, allowing our students the opportunity in becoming good global citizens. Citizenship Studies is also very beneficial for our students as it helps them to work towards the common good by organising project work on behalf of their chosen charities.

 

How can I help my son/daughter in Citizenship?

Useful Links

Overview of the course:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/citizenship/gcse/citizenship-studies-4105

Past Papers and Mark Schemes:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/citizenship/gcse/citizenship-studies-4105/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/
www.multicultural.co.uk/multiculturalondon.htm
http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/
http://www.direct.gov.uk/
http://www.unitetheunion.org/
http://www.iarf.net/
http://www.echr.coe.int/
http://www.hrw.org/
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/
http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/Homepage_EN

What to watch:

 The News

 BBC1: ‘The Big Question’, Sundays 10am

 BBC1: ‘Question Time’, Thursdays 10.15pm

 

What to read:
My Revision Notes: AQA GCSE Citizenship Studies Textbook

Two BBC news reports provide helpful starting points. ‘So what exactly is multiculturalism?’ can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3600791.stm
and a survey on public attitudes to multiculturalism, ‘UK majority back multiculturalism’, can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4137990.stm

Local and national newspapers

 

What to do:

The best thing for pupils to do is to discuss the topics they have studied and the issues raised in class, outside of school with family and friends. We encourage debate so that pupils can learn to understand, criticise and evaluate the views of others, as well as learning to justify their own arguments.