The Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit GCSE Citizenship Studies - Skills and Processes by Jamie Kelsey-Fry

The Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit GCSE Citizenship Studies - Skills and Processes

Written by Jamie Kelsey-Fry
Illustrated by Anita Dhillon


The Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit GCSE Citizenship Studies - Skills and Processes by Jamie Kelsey-Fry

- The first course book solely to address the skills and processes part of the Citizenship Studies Key Stage 4 curriculum - the only aspect of the curriculum that all schools must cover - Meets AQA, Edexcel & OCR specifications - A landmark in textbook innovation - in graphic style, approach to content and attitudes to learning - Includes interviews with a range of prominent figures (Jon Snow, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, union leader Bob Crow. Ms Dynamite, politicians for all the major parties and many others - Developed over three years of in-school piloting by a teacher of 23 years experience and a highly-regarded graphic artist


The Rax Active Citizenship initiative is important because it encourages children to use the knowledge they pick up at school rather than just passively accumulating it in the hope of passing some exams. In a world where many people (grown-ups included) feel alienated from the political process the message that you CAN be involved & affect your own destiny is a very important one. I was blown away when I discovered the RAX book: all that information presented in such a stylish & engaging way. I learned stuff & my 7 year-old was fascinated by it. I thought to myself Hmmmm - I'm going to have to rethink my 'Grumpy Old Man'-stance here: they ARE teaching kids something worthwhile in schools nowadays . Jarvis Cocker

This is a truly unique resource. It's full of inspiring ideas, presented in an engaging way, which will help students develop the skills and conviction to affect real change in their communities. This is what citizenship education is all about. Pete Pattisson, National Subject Lead for Citizenship

This is a textbook that encompasses so much... making it relevant to pupils

lives today, encouraging pupils to go further and investigate the world beyond the classroom. The more you look the more you find to explore in this book which has so many fascinating leads to follow. Millicent Scott, Development Manager at Association for Citizenship Teaching

The material allowed me to voice my own opinions and feelings about the issues that matter most to me. Michael, year 10.

We ended up having the most interesting debates and activities that I have seen my students participate in. They were completely engaged and found the material compelling and challenging as well as fun. Barbara Scholz, deputy head of English, Swanlea School, London

About the Author

Jamie Kelsey-Fry has been a secondary school teacher for 22 years. He is also a writer, a filmmaker and singer/songwriter. Anita Dhillon is an accomplished graphic artist in the film industry and is credited on a number of films including Bourne Ultimatum, Sunshine, The Wolfman and Never Let Me Go.

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208 pages


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Publication date

7th January 2010



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