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Grade Ladder – Citizenship Studies
Grade 1
  • Demonstrate knowledge of some aspects citizenship terms, concepts and issues
  • Awareness of basic research enquiries on citizenship issues
  • Awareness of some outcomes of participation in citizenship action
Grade 2
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some aspects of citizenship concepts, terms and issues
  • Produce a basic line of reasoning with limited reference to evidence
  • Understand some of the outcomes of participation in citizenship action
Grade 3
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of some aspects of relevant citizenship terms, concepts and issues
  • Awareness of some differing viewpoints
  • Develop research enquiries that lead to a straightforward consideration of citizenship issues
  • Understand some of the outcomes of the participation in citizenship action
Grade 4
  • Demonstrate and apply mostly accurate and appropriate knowledge and understanding of certain citizenship terms, concepts and issues
  • Awareness of some differing viewpoints and use of limited evidence as support
  • Develop research enquiries based on limited evidence that lead to a clear consideration of citizenship issues
  • Reflect on outcomes of the participation in citizenship action
Grade 5
  • Demonstrate and apply mostly accurate and appropriate knowledge and understanding of a range of relevant aspects of citizenship concepts, terms and issues
  • Construct arguments that consider some differing viewpoints to draw evidence-based conclusions.
  • Develop credible research enquiries that lead to an evidence-based analysis of citizenship issues
  • Analyse the outcomes of participation in citizenship action
Grade 6
  • Demonstrate and apply accurate and appropriate knowledge and understanding of a range of relevant aspects of citizenship concepts, terms and issues
  • Construct reasoned arguments that consider a range of differing viewpoints to draw evidence-based conclusions
  • Develop sophisticated research enquires that lead to an evidence-based analysis of citizenship issues
  • Evaluate the outcomes of participation in citizenship action
Grade 7
  • Demonstrate and apply accurate and relevant knowledge and understanding or a wide range of citizenship concepts, terms and issues
  • Construct perceptive arguments that consider a broad range of differing viewpoints to reach evidence-based conclusions
  • Develop sophisticated research enquiries that lead to analyses of a broad range of citizenship issues
  • Critically evaluate the outcomes of participation in citizenship action
Grade 8
  • Demonstrate and apply relevant and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of citizenship concepts, terms and issues
  • Construct perceptive and convincing arguments that consider a variety of viewpoints and reach well-substantiated conclusions
  • Develop ambitious research enquiries that lead to a strong evidence-based analysis of citizenship issues
  • Critically evaluate the outcomes of effective participation in citizenship action
Grade 9
  • Demonstrate and apply comprehensive knowledge and understanding of citizenship issues, concepts and terms.
  • Construct convincing arguments drawing on a wide range of sources and considering a variety of viewpoints to reach well-substantiated conclusions
  • Develop ambitious research enquiries that lead to strong, evidence-based analyses of a wide range of sources and citizenship issues
  • Critically evaluate the outcomes of effective participation, including a detailed analysis of strengths and weaknesses