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Citizenship at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

The AS and A2 Citizenship course allows students to deepen their knowledge of how the country runs and helps them to understand their role within it.


A relatively new exam, AS and A2 Citizenship contains aspects of Law, Sociology and Politics.  It links well with Humanities and Social Sciences as well as complementing other subjects such as English.

Course content

As a very current subject, we use case studies that are happening at the time of the lesson as examples and include newspapers, video and the internet to broaden our understanding.  Students are expected to keep up to date with the news.  Many lessons involve discussion and debate and students are expected to express opinions and appreciate those of others. As the course is assessed on written exams there will be a good deal of essay practice, much of it timed.  The issues will be explored not only through debate but also through other methods including note taking.  This is tackled in a variety of ways including diagrams and focused questions.  We use a variety of different resources to make the topics accessible, relevant and interesting.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE.  It is recommended but not essential for students to have completed the short course GCSE in Citizenship.  Students should have a grade C or above in English and must have an interest in current affairs.

Future opportunities

Career links are vast with obvious links involving work in the public sector and journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime