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Citizenship AS Level at Hornsey School for Girls

Course description

Students will learn about Identity, Rights & Responsibilities. This includes subjects that deals with topics such as: what it means to be British, the equality of citizens, and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. The second study topic looks at Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation. This includes questions such as 'Who can make a difference?, 'Who holds the power in the UK?' and 'How can I make a difference?'.

You will be able to use and apply citizenship knowledge developed throughout the course to be actively engaged in a range of citizenship campaign activities that address issues in school and the wider community.

Entry requirements

Students will require a GCSE grade C or above in either Citizenship or Religious Studies


Unit 1: Identity & Democracy is a written exam paper with source based and mini essay questions and makes up 40% of your final mark.
Unit 2: Community Action & Active Citizenship is a written exam paper with source based and mini essay questions plus a structured question on active citizenship participation. Students bring an Active Citizenship Profile into the exam. This unit is worth 60% of your final mark.


Future opportunities

AS Citizenship is an inspiring course in topical issues giving you the confidence and conviction to participate in decision making and become active, effective citizens in public life. AS Citizenship can help your career path into higher education and working in Law, Politics or Social Care.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year