- Course code: OSC1155
- Delivery method: Online or Paper
- Course duration: 24 Months
- AQA Qualification Code: 2100
- Exam Fees are not included
Entry requirements: No previous knowledge needed. However, we recommend that you hold a reasonable GCSE or ‘O’ Level grade in citizenship or a related subject
You will study concepts such as identity, democracy, power and justice and will be encouraged to approach different viewpoints and opinions critically, in order to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary debates surrounding modern citizenship. The course encourages an active and participatory approach to citizenship, including the opportunity to conduct individual research in an area of personal interest.
For anyone preparing for study at university level, or simply wanting to become a more informed member of society, this home study course will give you a valuable overview of contemporary citizenship issues, allowing you to become an active and engaged global citizen.
UNIT 1 (CIST1): IDENTITY, RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- What is a Citizen?
- What does it mean to be British?
- Are we all equal citizens?
- What are my rights and responsibilities?
- How are my rights protected and supported?
UNIT 2 (CIST2): DEMOCRACY, ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP & PARTICIPATION
- Who can make a difference?
- How can I make a difference?
- Active citizenship skills and participation
UNIT 3 (CIST3): POWER & JUSTICE
- What is crime?
- What is Justice?
- Who speaks on our behalf?
- How is the UK governed?
UNIT 4 (CIST4): GLOBAL ISSUES AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
- Universal human rights
- Global issues
- Making a difference
Method of Study
Method of Assessment
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs).
Exams are taken at a registered exam centre, and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you.
The last exams for this course are in June 2018.