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.