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Citizenship and the Curriculum
These materials are suitable for use at Key Stage 4 of Citizenship studies within the National Curriculum. Citizenship becomes a national curriculum subject for all pupils at both Key Stages 3 and 4 from August 2002. A number of awarding bodies have introduced a GCSE Short Course in Citizenship for which these materials are ideally suited. Many of the issues addressed in the Citizenship curriculum are relevant to other subjects, e.g. History and R.E., and these materials may be suitable for use in such programmes of study.
The official guidance for teachers states that "there is no statutory requirement for end of Key Stage 4 assessment in Citizenship and that schools should decide on the most appropriate methods of assessing progress and recognising the achievement of pupils". These materials are ideally suited to systems of peer assessment as well as teacher feedback and pupils' portfolios.
The curriculum for Key Stage 4 in Citizenship sets a number of learning outcomes. These materials are directly relevant to Units 1 (Human Rights) and 8 (Producing the news), and of use also in Units 3 (Challenging racism and discrimination) and 12 (Global issues, local action). The following aspects of the programme of study are addressed.
Knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens
Developing skills of enquiry and communication
Developing skills of participation and responsible action