February 2024 Citizenship Studies subject update | Pearson qualifications

February 2024 Citizenship Studies subject update

23 February 2024

Welcome to your Pearson Edexcel Citizenship Studies February 2024 subject update!

I hope you have had a fantastic February break and are well-rested ready for the new half term.  We are pleased to share a new resource focusing on Paper 1, Section B exam question support with key advice from our examiners.  We hope you find it useful!

As always, if you have any queries about anything in this subject update or about our qualification, then please do get in touch with me.  

Best wishes, 

Susan Currey

Citizenship Studies Subject Advisor 

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Contact details:

☎ Call: 0344 463 2535

✉ Email: TeachingCitizenship@pearson.com

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Guidance with exam questions: Section B

Thank you for those who got in touch with us with their fantastic feedback on our guide to exam questions looking at Paper 1, Section A.  To further support you, we are now publishing our guide to Paper 1: Section B (Democracy at work in the UK).  We hope you find it useful! 

*You will need your Edexcel Online login to access these as it includes the most recent exam materials.  

Section B guide

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2021 Q analysis

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examWizard training session

'examWizard' is a free exam preparation tool containing a bank of past Edexcel exam questions, mark schemes and examiners' reports for a range of GCSE, GCE, Functional Skills subjects & BTEC sectors.

It allows you to select and build your own mock exams with access to past exam questions across series.

examWizard

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To support you, we will be running a training session focusing on how to use examWizard and get the most out of this tool.  

Date Time Booking link

Monday 18th March

16:00 - 17:15 (GMT)

Booking link

Citizenship action submission

Citizenship action is a planned course of informed action to address a citizenship issue or question of concern and aimed at delivering a benefit or change for a particular community or wider society.  This is a required part of the GCSE Citizenship Studies course and students are examined on their action as part of Paper 2.  

Each year, centres must certify that candidates have completed their Citizenship Action and submit a form to confirm this.  

This must be submitted by 15th May.  

The links to the Citizenship Action form and the authentification submission are below:

Citizenship Action Form

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Citizenship Action Guidance

For further support around Citizenship Action, we have the following guide available to centres:

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British values posters

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UK Parliament learning resources

The UK Parliament learning webpage includes free education services, offering face-to-face opportunities, online and outreach sessions, learning resources and professional development opportunities.  

These include things such as:

  • Learn with the Lords (online or in school)
  • UK Parliament Teacher Abassador Programme
  • Podcasts
  • Tours of UK Parliament

You can access these at the link below:


Bingham Centre resources

The Bingham Centre for the rule of law includes a range of resources and opportunities that can support the teaching of GCSE Citizenship Studies.  

These include things such as:

  • House of Lords Youth Engagement series
  • School Workshops
  • Lesson resources
  • Videos
  • Podcasts

You can access these at the link below:


I hope you found this update useful. 

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions!


Subject advisor

Susan Currey

Citizenship

Phone :
+44 (0) 344 463 2535 (Teaching Services team | Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm GMT)
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