What is citizenship?

  • Citizenship is the ability to use knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare people to play a full and active part in society. In particular, foster keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. 

The AQA Citizenship course is split into three main themes:

  1. Life in Modern Britain – What does it mean to be British? Where is the UK’s role on the world stage?
  2. Rights and Responsibilities – This looks at the nature of the law and international laws
  3. Politics and Participation – this looks at how to resolve issues and how an empowered citizen is at the heart of our society

The course is delivered two hours per week in KS4.


GCSE Citizenship: Law and Politics is an excellent qualification to have if you are thinking about the following career paths/study routes:

Law (A Level)


Police Officer





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