A Level Citizenship


Living in such a diverse society, this A Level Citizen qualification will assist students to explore a variety of areas including how to communicate and articulate differing views, ideas and perspectives. Additionally, it requires students to develop their ability to negotiate, plan, advocate, make decisions and take appropriate action relating to citizenship issues.

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About This Course

Understanding your identity, human rights, the meaning behind crime and justice, and how democracy works is a skill we could all benefit from. In one concise qualification you can discover everything you need to know about Citizenship whilst adding an invaluable qualification to your CV.

More importantly, you can work on this qualification from the comfort of your own home.

Our A Level Citizenship course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications and content, meaning you can attain the exact same knowledge and skills as those studying this course at college. However, instead of having to deal with set coursework deadlines and exams, you will have full control of your studies.

You can pick when, where and how you study, but also benefit from the freedom to decide when you take your exams. Not only does this offer the assurance that you’ll be prepared for every exam; but it also gives you the flexibility to study around your existing work commitments.
This course can also be used to boost your university applications, as you can gain up to 56 UCAS points upon its completion. By learning about different roles in society, you can take this comprehensive knowledge and apply it to the real world.

This course can also be used to boost your university applications, as you can gain up to 56 UCAS points upon its completion. By learning about different roles in society, you can take this comprehensive knowledge and apply it to the real world.

Course Benefits

This unique home course is structured around the same coursework and examinations you’d expect at college, but has been tailored to make it accessible for home study.

With every topic you complete, you’ll attain a deeper and more thorough theoretical knowledge of citizenship. Yet at the same time it will test and challenge your interpretations so you can take these skills and apply them within a practical environment.

This course will:

  • Define citizenship and your identity within the grand scheme of things
  • Challenge your understanding, knowledge and beliefs
  • Broaden your awareness on human rights and global issues

Course Units

AS Level

  • Unit 1 (CIST1): Identity, Rights and Responsibilities – what is a citizen; what does it mean to be British; are we all equal citizens; rights and responsibilities, and how are my rights supported and protected.
  • Unit 2 (CIST2): Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation – who can make a difference; how can I make a difference, and active citizenship skills and participation.

A2 Level

  • Unit 3 (CIST3): Power & Justice – what is crime and justice; who speaks on our behalf, and how is the UK governed.
  • Unit 4 (CIST4): Global Issues and Making a Difference – universal human rights; global issues, and making a difference.


Each of these 4 units comes with a written exam that is designed to test your knowledge and competency of the lessons taught across your course materials. Structured around a series of questions and scenarios; you will be invited to explore their application within the real world.

Unit 1: contains a written examination lasting 1 hour 15 minutes
Unit 2: contains a written examination lasting 1 hour 30 minutes
Unit 3: contains a written examination lasting 1 hour 30 minutes
Unit 4: contains a written examination lasting 1 hour 30 minutes

Alongside these examinations, in your course pack you’ll receive self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions that can be used by your personal tutor to help monitor your progression.

Please Note: you will need to take the standard A Level examinations and internal assessments in order to achieve the full A Level. These exams happen on specific dates (list of dates can be found on the AQA website) that you will need to book onto independent of the course. The cost of these exams is separate from your course registration fees.

Upon your enrolment we can provide you with a list of recommended examination centres.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is required to enrol onto this course; however it is recommended that you have a reasonable GCSE grade in citizenship or something similar.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this home learning course you’ll receive an A Level in Chemistry issued by the AQA.

It is possible for students to earn this qualification without completing the practical assessment; however it is important to note that your certificate will outline that this element has not been completed.

As a result, its absence could hinder your ability to get onto a Chemistry focused university course or a job.

15% of your written exams are dependent on having knowledge of these practical skills; therefore we thoroughly recommend completing both the written and practical elements of this course.


You may be studying from home, but from the moment you enrol onto this course you will receive endless support.

From your course materials, comprehensive guide and course pack (containing self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions) to our student support team – you can instantly access regular guidance and support.

In addition, you will receive your very own personal tutor whose study questions and tasks will supply you with invaluable feedback that can boost your course outcome.

Never do you have to feel alone in your studies – at click of a button we’ll always be on hand to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No interest charged on monthly payments
  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully accredited by Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

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There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to pay between 3-12 months depending on what you choose.

Unlike other providers, we do not charge interest and there are no credit checks or application forms to complete!

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

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No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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