Learn the rights, responsibilities and privileges of British citizenship

A Level Citizenship Studies AS/A2

A Level


£ 320 VAT inc.


  • Type

    A Level

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    18 Months

  • Start date

    Different dates available

  • Delivery of study materials


  • Personal tutor


  • Examinations- physical attendance required



Would you like to be a citizen? This A Level Citizenship Studies Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain knowledge and understanding of what is means to be a British citizen.

What is a citizen and are all citizens equal? What are the rights and responsibilities that attach to citizenship? What exactly does it mean to be British?

This course will cover all of these questions and will give students a better idea of what it means to be a citizen in the UK. It will also cover democracy and active citizenship- basically, what you as an individual can do for your society.

On the topic of government, students will learn about crime and justice and what their rights are under the law, as well as who defends their rights. The role of the government will be explained and examined. Students will learn valuable information about how to protect these rights.

In terms of global citizenship, the last unit of this course will consist of discussing what it means to also be a global citizen. Students will learn about universal human rights and will learn what they can do to make a difference, be it helping the environment by learning about how to live more sustainably or how to be of service to other people in the community.

This course is, in general, an excellent way for students to learn the rights. responsibilities and privileges of being a British citizen.

Important information

Government funding available



Start date

Distance Learning

Start date

Different dates availableNow taking bookings

About this course

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 18 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

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  • Politics
  • Citizenship
  • Crime and Justice
  • Rights
  • Responsibilities
  • Democracy
  • Privilege
  • Being British
  • Active Citizenship
  • Universal Human Rights

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Distance Learning Provider

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course programme


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?
  • What are my rights and responsibilities?
  • How are my rights protected and supported?

Unit 2: CIST2 Democracy, Active Citizenship and Participation

  • Who can make a difference?
  • How can I make a difference?
  • Active citizenship skills and participation

A2 Level

Unit 3: CIST3 Power and 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

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). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Exams are taken at an AQA centre and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you.

Additional information

Please note that the total cost of this course is usually £420.00. If you enrol online today and pay in full, we will apply a discount to the checkout meaning you will only pay £320.00.

A Level Citizenship Studies AS/A2

£ 320 VAT inc.