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Citizenship A Level at Adeyfield School

Course description

Building on previous learning at Key Stages 3 and 4, students will address the relationship between the individual, the law and the state, and the nature of identities at AS. At A2, students will study the principles and characteristics of justice systems, the nature of representative democracy, the role of parliament in the UK and contemporary global citizenship issues.

Students will be able to use and apply their citizenship knowledge developed throughout the course to: communicate and articulate different views, ideas and perspectives; advocate, negotiate, plan, make decisions and take action on citizenship issues; select, interpret, analyse and evaluate information to construct reasoned and coherent arguments, make decisions, propose alternative solutions and form conclusions; work with others, using problem solving and critical approaches to the issues, problems and events.

Course content

To achieve the qualification for this subject you have to complete two units of work per year.


Identity, Rights and Responsibilities: What does it mean to be British?/Are we equal citizens?


Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation: what are my right and responsibilities?/How are they protected?

A2/CIST 3:

Power and Justice: What is crime and justice?/How is Britain governed?

A2/CIST 4:

Global Issues and Making a Difference: Universal Human Rights/ Global Issues.


This course is all assessed through  external examinations, two at AS and two at A2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Adeyfield School directly.

Last updated date: 31 August 2016
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