Developed in partnership with Edexcel, "Citizenship Today" has been written by a team of experienced teachers and authors with expertise in the many aspects of citizenship covered in the new Edexcel GCSE Short Course in Citizenship Studies. The volume features an active, skills-based approach that should stimulate students and recognise and reward their contributions to school and community activities. Given the practical implications for teachers and schools of introducing this new and challenging subject, it also features a clear structure and practical guidance on delivery and assessment. Designed to be delivered in the equivalent of one hour a week throughout Key Stage 4, the course should enable students across the ability range to access the content and develop the skills required by the National Curriculum from September 2002. It also provides support and background information to support teachers as well as many activities and suggestions for school and community activities to encourage genuine participation and responsible action by students.