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City of Peterborough Academy

KS4 Citizenship

GCSE Citizenship

GCSE Citizenship Studies has the power to motivate and enable young people to become thoughtful, active citizens.

Pupils gain a deeper knowledge of democracy, government and law, and develop skills to create sustained and reasoned arguments, present various viewpoints and plan practical citizenship actions to benefit society.

They will also gain the ability to recognise bias, critically evaluate argument, weigh evidence and look for alternative interpretations and sources of evidence, all of which are essential skills valued by higher education and employers.

The subject is broken down into three specific areas; Life in Modern Britain, Rights and Responsibilities, and Politics and Participation. Pupils will also get the opportunity to identify an issue in which they have a personal interest, and work towards joining or starting a democratic campaign for change through examination of research techniques and public avenues of influence.


Pupils are assessed in two examinations, each 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

Citizenship Staff

Teacher of KS4 Citizenship Mr D Thayer