should citizenship be a compulsory GCSE for all students

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should citizenship be a compulsory GSCE for all students?
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well i didnt even have that option in my school what even is it
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No. My school did it in y9 and it was a bit useless and easy.
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Sounds like a completely doss subject.
In its current form it doesn't focus on 'black disenfranchisement'/ 'white privilege', if that's why you think it should be compulsory
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No, it's useless.
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we had something similar and it was a complete waste of option, had I had the 4th choice I would've picked French gcse and not been in the a level and idk what subject to study at uni mess lmao
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(Original post by SChaus22)
should citizenship be a compulsory GSCE for all students?
No - it is all taught through PSCHE already
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I don’t know what that is but RS was a compulsory GCSE at my school. Technically it wasn’t compulsory because if your parents complained you could replace it with geography/history, but almost everyone did it.
It was an easy subject but we actually had a lot of fun, we did loads of debates and stuff.
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(Original post by Dancer2001)
I don’t know what that is but RS was a compulsory GCSE at my school. Technically it wasn’t compulsory because if your parents complained you could replace it with geography/history, but almost everyone did it.
It was an easy subject but we actually had a lot of fun, we did loads of debates and stuff.
Think this is pretty common in religious schools (indeed there was an RS GCSE spec specifically for religious schools iirc)
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Nooo idk what u even do I'm citizenship 😂
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No - it is all taught through PSCHE already
i only had PSCHE in primary...
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i only had PSCHE in primary...
It may be called something different in secondary school, we called it PSME?
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It may be called something different in secondary school, we called it PSME?
we literally didnt have anything like that we only had ethics where we would debate about things like brexit
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we literally didnt have anything like that we only had ethics where we would debate about things like brexit
hmm interesting - I thought it was compulsory
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(Original post by _gcx)
Think this is pretty common in religious schools (indeed there was an RS GCSE spec specifically for religious schools iirc)
Yep, RS B is specific to Catholic schools.
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hmm interesting - I thought it was compulsory
i guess not lol we didnt do drama or anything like that either
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If memory serves it was beyond a pointless subject. I mean in theory it could be quite good but it was simply crammed full of useless, wishwashy nonsense.
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if we rejig the curriculum to focus on life skills then yes
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Don’t do that to people eesh
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No. My school did it in y9 and it was a bit useless and easy.
Same. I hated it and nobody took it seriously.
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