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Citizenship at Overton Grange School

Course description

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.

Underpinning the course of study is the requirement for students to be actively
engaged in a range of citizenship activities.

Course content

For the AS level you will study: 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.

For the A2 level you will study: 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.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C, this can include BTEC Level 2 courses gained at merit level.


There are 2 exams at the end of Year 12 and a further 2 at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Citizenship is recognised for entry to universities by employers for a wide variety of jobs and careers. It’s particularly useful for those students who may want to go onto degrees in Politics, Sociology, History and Law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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