This was quite a popular exam for home educators to take until Edexcel dropped it from its list of available exams for UK exam centres. However, it is now back!
From the Edexcel site:
'Assessment: 100% external assessment.
Approach: a foundation for students wishing to progress to further study of humanities subjects, such as those which touch upon politics, economics or relate to global development.
• Assessment is in the June examination series.
• Themes relate to possible citizenship action projects which can be undertaken.
• Contexts and settings will be those that students are likely to encounter, for example in society, employment and their own community.
• Culturally sensitive themes are used throughout to build on knowledge and widen understanding of global and local issues affecting communities and societies.'
There is a community project which must be undertaken and the exam centre has to ensure that it has been, prior to sitting the exam. There is one 2 1/2 hour exam paper.
This is the specification.
Resources and Support
For support and more information, join the Environmental Management, Development Studies and Citizenship for Home Ed group on Facebook.
Many home-educated students study this subject successfully using just the textbook and free online resources, but some find a distance learning course suits their family better, or want to use a tutor occasionally for marking essays or past papers. Course providers can be found on the Distance Learning Providers page.