June 2024 Citizenship Studies subject update | Pearson qualifications

June 2024 Citizenship Studies subject update

24 June 2024

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

The GCSE Citizenship Studies exams may be complete for this year, but for Citizenship teachers, we find ourselves in the exciting position with the upcoming general election.  This is a fantastic opportunity to really bring our subject to life for students and I wanted to share a few resources and links to support you with this. 

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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Summer 2024 exam materials release date

Following on from the summer 2024 exams, question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports will be released on the following dates under silver padlock. 

Date Activity
2 July Question papers released (uploaded)
16 July Mark schemes released (uploaded)
20 August Examiners' reports for A level 
27 August Examiners' reports for GCSE

Post summer survey

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Summer 2024 post-exam series teacher survey

To enable us to improve the experience of teachers using our qualifications and students sitting our exams, we gather feedback after each exam series. If you're a teacher, and your students have taken any of our exams in the May/June 2024 series we want to know what you liked or didn't like in this year's exam papers.

We'll share your feedback with our senior examiners and across teams to ensure we continue to make improvements to our papers where appropriate so we can make sure your students have the best exam experience.


Using the General Election to build interest in GCSE Citizenship and A level Politics

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Adam Killeya and Paul Cordey from Pearson Edexcel explore ways teachers can use the General Election to make A level Politics and GCSE Citizenship more interesting, appealing and relevant for students.

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Citizenship in the News: Edition 8

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‘Citizenship Studies in the News’ aims to stimulate discussion for GCSE Citizenship Studies by considering contemporary issues and their relevance to our lives. We have compiled a range of current news articles* and linked these to the key questions, explored in themes A-D of the specification. You may wish to investigate and integrate into your teaching practice to help contextualise key issues and bring
the subject to life! 

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ACT Parallel Elections Project

The General Election 2024 presents a unique opportunity to engage students in the democratic process and foster their active participation.

ACT’s Parallel Elections Project is a comprehensive programme expertly designed by teachers for teachers to foster student engagement and understanding of the democratic process. Parallel Elections mirror the real election and provide students with an authentic and practical experience of how democratic elections work in the UK.

The Parallel Elections Pack will equip Citizenship teachers with the necessary resources and training to guide students through a parallel election, from voter registration to campaign development and results analysis.

Resources will be released on a weekly basis and users will be notified when new materials become available. This allows teachers to be flexible with their planning and ensures the materials are as up to date and reflective of the current situation in the election as possible. 


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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