Citizenship at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
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.
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.
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.
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.