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Politics- A' Level

Have you ever wondered who makes decisions that affect you? Do you have an interest in current affairs? Do you like to discuss and debate issues? If so AS and A2 Politics could be for you. The subject links well with History, Media, English, Sociology and Geography and Law. We normally offer Politics students the opportunity of visiting Parliament as part of the course.

What can this course lead to?

Politics will not necessarily lead to 10 Downing Street but produces an excellent grounding in laws and decision - making in Britain, Europe and America. It is an excellent background to a variety of degree courses as well as providing a broad understanding of the world around you.

Unit Content    [Exam Board: AQA]

 

Unit 1 (AS) Unit 2 (AS) Unit 3 (A2) Unit 4 (A2)
People, Politics and Participation in the UK; Voting, elections, parties and pressure Governing Modern Britain; Constitution, parliament, government, Politics of USA; Elections, parties, voting and pressure groups Governing the USA; Constitution, congress, president and supreme court

 

Method of Assessment

All exams are 1hour 30 minutes

There are two AS papers and two A2 papers.

Minimum entry requirement

C grade in GCSE Language or History

 

For more information, please contact Mr Gerry (Head of 6th form and teacher of Government and Politics) at the school.

 

 

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