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Sample Assessment Materials


Edexcel GCSE
in Citizenship Studies
(2CS01) (3CS01)
Inside this Sample Assessment
Materials pack you'll find:

· Accessible papers to help you and your
students prepare for the assessment

· Clear and concise mark schemes to
let you know what the examiners are
looking for

· Supported controlled…

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Welcome to the GCSE 2009
Citizenship Studies
Sample Assessment
Materials
These sample assessment materials have been written to accompany
the specification. They have been developed to give you and your
students a flavour of the actual exam papers and mark schemes so
they can experience what they will encounter in…

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Contents
General Marking Guidance 2
Unit 1: Citizenship Today
Sample Assessment Material 3
Sample Mark Scheme 23

Unit 2: Participating in Society
Sample Controlled Assessment Material 35
Assessment Criteria 43

Unit 3: Citizenship in Context
Option A: Environmental Change and Sustainable Development
Sample Assessment Material 47
Sources Booklet 59
Sample…

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General Marking Guidance

x All candidates must receive the same treatment. Examiners must mark the first
candidate in exactly the same way as they mark the last.
x Mark schemes should be applied positively. Candidates must be rewarded for what
they have shown they can do rather than penalised for…

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Edexcel GCSE
Citizenship Studies
Unit 1: Citizenship Today

Sample Assessment Material Paper Reference

Time: 1 hour 5CS01/01
You do not need any other materials. Total Marks




Instructions
· Use black ink or ball-point pen.
· Fill in the boxes…

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SECTION A

Some questions must be answered with a cross in a box . If you change your mind about an
answer, put a line through the box and then mark your new answer with a cross .

Answer ALL the questions in this section.
You are advised to spend…

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(b) Explain what is meant by the term `asylum seeker'.
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(e) Using Source A, explain why it might be difficult for asylum seekers to tell their
story.
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THEME 2: Power, politics and the media


2 Study Sources B and C below.


Source B: Protests in Shropshire
`Save our schools' protests start Parent power was today surging across
Shropshire with campaigns being
launched to halt plans to axe 22 of the
county's primary schools. Parents and
teachers pledged…

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