citizenship exam papers to practice

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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 assessment
information including sample tasks
and assessment criteria to share
with students.

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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 their assessments.
They feature:
· Accessible papers using a mixture of question styles.…read more

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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 Mark Scheme 63
Option B: Changing Communities: Social and Cultural Identities
Sample Assessment Material 69
Sources Booklet 81
Sample Mark Scheme 85
Option C: Influencing and Changing Decisions in Society and
Government
Sample Assessment Material…read more

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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 omissions.
x Examiners should mark according to the mark scheme not according to their
perception of where the grade boundaries may lie.
x There is no ceiling on achievement.…read more

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Write your name here
Surname Other names
Centre Number Candidate Number
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 at the top of this page with your name,
centre number and candidate number.
· Answer all the questions.…read more

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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 no more than 40 minutes on this section.
THEME 1: Rights and responsibilities
1 Study Source A below.…read more

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Explain what is meant by the term `asylum seeker'.
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Using Source A, explain why it might be difficult for asylum seekers to tell their
story.
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Edexcel GCSE in Citizenship Studies Sample Assessment Materials © Edexcel Limited 2008 7…read more

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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 to stage protests and
draw up petitions against county council
plans to tackle falling pupil numbers in
some primary schools. Some parents are
threatening to chain themselves to school
railings.…read more

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