A2 in Citizenship 2101


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A2 in Citizenship 2101

Oxford College is pleased to offer the AQA AS Level in Citizenship.

The course will address the relationship between the individual, the law and the state, and the nature of identities at AS. Should you progress to A2, you 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.

By studying Citizenship you will be able to develop, use and apply your knowledge developed 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.


This A2 course consists of two units:

  • Unit 3 – CIST3: Power and Justice
  • Unit 4 – CIST4: Global Issues and Making a Difference

The A2 Units

Unit 3 – CIST3: Power and Justice

In this unit the materials will help you to will help you to explore and respond to the following key questions;

  • What is crime?
  • What is justice?
  • Who speaks on our behalf?
  • How is the UK governed?

These questions will help you to understand how the government of the UK deals with crime and justice and how the citizen is represented in government. You will learn about the role of the individual citizen and use appropriate case studies to develop this understanding.

Unit 4 – CIST4: Global Issues and Making a Difference

In this final unit of the course you will explore the following key areas;

  • Universal human rights
  • Human rights abuse
  • Global issues such as conflict and resolution and trade.
  • Environmental issues
  • Making a difference

By exploring these key areas you will explore some of the key issues affecting us today not just in your home country but also internationally. You will also consider how and why individuals and groups strive to make a difference across the world.

The format of the Examinations

PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May - June exam period.

A2 Units CIST3 and CIST4

Unit 3 – CIST3: Power and Justice

25% of full A Level

Written paper, 1 hour 30 minutes

80 marks

Structured questions in two sections.

Unit 4 – CIST4: Global Issues and Making a Difference

25% of full A Level

Written paper, 1 hour 30 minutes

80 marks

Structured questions plus source-based question on active citizenship. Source topic released in advance to allow research.


What's Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

January 2013 will be the last January exam period. All future exams will be held during the May - June exam period only.

In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning. Oxford Learning


Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 06 March, 2012.