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We are pleased to announce that our new GCSE (9-1) Citizenship Studies qualification is accredited for first teaching in 2016.
Our new GCSE (9-1) in Citizenship Studies is designed to stimulate your students and support you. The new specification builds on the strengths of the current qualification and keeps its most popular features.
Assessment in Welsh will not be available for this qualification (J270).
Inspires confidence – Our unique approach to the subject content enables your students to learn with confidence from the start.
Straightforward structure – we have organised content carefully to meet students’ learning needs and interests, so each part of the subject content’s presented as a clear statement of what students should be able to do.
Continuity’s built in – While you’re free to plan your own route through the specification, our approach provides a clear, coherent package with built-in progression and continuity.
Organised approach for you and your students – Each section of content is linked to key concepts and terminology that help students organise their thinking.
Support and guidance – You’ll find free resources and support on our website, developed by our Citizenship Subject Specialists with the help of teachers and other subject experts.
If you need specialist advice, guidance or support, get in touch by:
Accredited specification for the new GCSE (9–1) Citizenship Studies qualification.
An overview of our GCSE (9–1) Citizenship qualification for first teaching September 2016.
An example of how you may structure the teaching of this course.
This guide will help teachers plan for and teach the topic of 'Our rights, responsibilities and the law' by giving guidance on key concepts and suggesting classroom activities.
This guide will help teachers to plan for and teach content surrounding the question 'what is citizenship?'.
A thorough guide to the GCSE (9-1).
Full of student activities and worksheets, this pack focuses on the complex topic of what it means to be British today.
This pack focuses on the nature and development of China's political system and compares it with the UK's.
This pack focuses on the civil justice system in England and Wales. When and how do citizens use the law to help resolve grievances and settle disputes?
These learner activity sheets include activities to help learn more about the topic of Elections.
This topic exploration pack explores the topic of ‘Elections’ and includes resources and activities to help teach and learn the topic.
This resource contains teaching ideas and activities that focus on the purpose of trade unions and other pressure groups and considers how effective they are in supporting the rights, equalities and freedoms of citizens.
Focusing on democracy, challenges to democratic systems of government, security vs privacy and freedom of speech vs tolerance, this resource is full of teaching ideas and student activities.
This pack focuses on politics beyond the UK; it discusses the nature of democracy then compares the Swiss model to the UK.
Full of student activities and worksheets, this pack focuses on citizenship involvement including as part of the National Citizen Service, within the legal and justice system and as a volunteer supporting others.
This resource focuses on the criminal justice system in England and Wales and covers police, courts and prisons.
An exploration into the role of the media in UK democracy, with accompanying student activities.
This resource focuses on the implications of climate change for human rights and democracy in the context of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) and suggests a range of classroom activities.
This resource looks at the rights young people have in the UK and how effectively the UK government has implemented the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
OCR has endorsed or recommended the following resources for use with this specification. For more information about endorsed or recommended resources, visit our endorsement page. Note: OCR is not responsible for the contents of third party sites.
Encourage students of all abilities to develop an enthusiastic interest in contemporary UK society with knowledge-boosting activities and assessment support for the changed content and assessment criteria; produced by the leading Citizenship publisher and OCR's Publishing Partner for Citizenship.
Publication date: June 2016
Student eTextbooks are downloadable versions of the printed textbook, available via Dynamic Learning.
Publication date: July 2016