"Citizenship is more than a subject. If taught well and tailored to local needs, its skills and values will enhance democratic life for all of us, both rights and responsibilities, beginning in school and radiating out."
Citizenship gives pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels.
- It helps them to become informed, thoughtful and responsible citizens who are aware of their duties and rights.
- It promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, making them more self-confident and responsible both in and beyond the classroom.
- It encourages pupils to play a helpful part in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and the wider world.
- It also teaches them about our economy and democratic institutions and values; encourages respect for different national, religious and ethnic identifies; and develops pupils' ability to reflect on issues and take part in discussions.
Citizenship is complemented by the framework for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education at Key stages 3 and 4, but should not be confused with this separate entitlement within the National Curriculum. Citizenship is a separate subject with its own attainment target and level descriptors which enable schools to assess pupil progress in the subject.
Staffordshire results for full course GCSE and short course GCSE in 2011-2012.
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National figures, published by the Joint Council for Qualifications can be found at:
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Staffordshire results for full course GCSE and short course GCSE in 2010 - 11 compare favourably ...
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