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1 17/04/121 MB LEARNING SOLUTIONS AS Citizenship

2 Why study A Level Citizenship? Citizenship affects your rights and responsibilities as a citizen and it will give you a greater knowledge and appreciation of your role in society. It affects how the country is governed. Always in the media Academic A Level Citizenship complements other degrees and will prepare you for higher education in a number of rewarding subjects.

3 17/04/12 Develops skills valued by universities and employers Problem solving Essay writing Reading different texts and using information Using key terminology Debating skills Negotiation Forming opinions

4 Why study via distance learning? Develops independent learning skills Time management Self Motivation Management of workload Self discipline Similar to university learning so well prepared Valued by admissions tutors Makes you stand out from the crowd in a competitive market Experience of using video conferencing equipment which is increasingly used by businesses and universities Mature learning style valued by universities and employers Expert, fully qualified tutors. Contact outside of lessons for additional support

5 Where could Citizenship take me? Studying citizenship will open a whole range of career paths, these include; Working in law Politics Social work Police force and prison service Business Teaching Media Further study Any job in which you need to know what makes society tick!

6 Who can study Citizenship? Anyone with the right attitude and a commitment to succeed! Need to be self motivated Those who want a solid A level that can lead to a whole range of different careers. Those who are interested in their voice as a citizen and how you can make a difference to society and even how the country is run! Those who would not otherwise have the chance to study Citizenship Those who don’t want to go to university – A level Citizenship can be an avenue into many exciting careers

7 AS or A level? Can be studied just as an AS or as full A level over 2 years AS level – identity, rights and responsibilities. A2 – Power & Justice and Global issues & making a difference Complements other core A levels such as English, History and Law Can be used to help contribute topics of interest to the AQA baccalaureate or Welsh baccalaureate extended project/essay Revision service provided at with a dedicated revision pack Both AS and A2 have 2 exams, no coursework

8 AS Citizenship –what will you study? Unit 1: Identity, Rights and Responsibilities – What is a citizen? How socially diverse is Britain? Prejudice, discrimination and disadvantage How can discrimination and disadvantage be reduced? What are rights? What rights do I have? The Legal framework: Protecting the citizen How do the courts protect rights?

9 AS Citizenship –what will you study? Unit 2: Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation – The concept and nature of power Who has economic power in the UK? The influence of the media The citizen and political power in the UK What is the impact of the European Union Taking part in the democratic process Pressure groups Becoming an informed citizen Citizenship in action

10 A2 Citizenship – what will you study? Unit 3: Power and Justice – The nature of crime and the role of the police The Crown Prosecution Service and the trial process Who makes decisions; judges, magistrates and juries Sentencing Electing representatives, elections and accountability The citizens relationship to those elected The power and influence of the government The global village

11 A2 Citizenship – what will you study? Unit 4: Global issues and making a difference – Human Rights Conflict and resolution Trade and environmental issues How can citizens make a difference?

12 Active Citizenship Profile As part of the course you will be expected to be involved in a range of active Citizenship tasks, e.g.  Joining the school council  Joining a debating society  Raising money for charity. Involvement in these tasks should be recorded in an Active Citizenship Profile. The profile should be completed by each student and taken into the examination for unit 2.

13 Benefits my school not just me Enhances school’s curriculum School gives students the widest choice and options of learning School investment in new technology enhances the learning experience School offers wide range of learning experiences and styles Tutors provide everything you would expect of a teacher – reports, parents evening, UCAS and help with university choice etc. Small class sizes for personalised learning Flexible tutors who are contactable outside of school hours

14 Further questions about AS Citizenship with MB Learning Solutions? For specific subject-related queries please contact : Ruth Millership, Acting Head of Faculty for Law at MBLS Telephone: For more general or practical queries contact the MBLS office :


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