AS Level: Citizenship
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GCSE Level: Psychology | Sociology
|As Level - Citizenship Studies|
|GCSE grades in line with College admissions requirements. A Grade C in English would be useful as the course does require reading, note taking and essay writing.|
|About the Subject:|
|This AS subject will examine Citizenship from a social science perspective. It will provide many opportunities for students to develop their understanding of moral, ethical and social issues. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own experience of the social world in which they live, to develop their understanding and skills which will enhance their ability to participate more effectively as active citizens in their own local and global communities. Contemporary issues will be explored from political, ethical and moral perspectives. The nature of Citizenship is at the heart of modern debates about the kind of society we are striving to build and the role of individuals and the state in that process.|
|Suitable Subject Combinations:|
|Citizenship Studies combines particularly well with Politics, Law and Sociology. There is considerable overlap between these subjects and Citizenship Studies AS Level and students will particularly benefit from the knowledge and skill development offered by the course. Some students also choose AS Citizenship Studies because it is quite different to their other subjects and broadens the scope of their studies.
|Year 1 - AS Level
Unit 1: Identity, Rights and Responsibilities (written paper, 40% of AS marks).
Unit 3: Power and Justice
|There will be two written assessment papers in each year (one lasting 1hour 15 mins and three 1hour 30 minutes). Each paper contributes 25% of the A Level marks.|
|Citizenship Studies attracts full UCAS points for university entrance and employers also welcome the knowledge and skills it develops.|