AS / A Level Government and Politics (New Course starting Sept 2020)

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    Entry Requirements:

    Students require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above (or equivalent), including English, and Mathematics.

    Course Outline:

    Politics engages students with local, national and global governance and political participation as well as interacting key thinkers and theory. 

    At AS level students will study UK government and politics, examining how this country is governed as well as how ordinary people interact with politics. We answer questions such as, “how democratic is the uk”, “ Who votes” and “what role does the media play in shaping attitudes”  Whilst also engaging in political ideas addressing the theories of Karl Marx and Fredrich Engles, John Stuart Mill and Mary Wollstencraft. 

    At A2 students will examine global politics, answering questions such as “How are Human rights protected or challenged around the world”, “How does global governance impact sovereignty” and “how can global governance impact poverty” whilst engaging in political ideas of nationalism, multiculturalism and ecologism. 

    A Level Units

    Component 1: UK Politics and Core Political Ideas  

    Component 2: UK Government and Non-core Political Ideas

    Component 3: Comparative Politics


    Component 1: Written examination: 2 hours 

    Component 2: Written examination: 2 hours 

    Component 3: Written examination: 2 hours 

    Into the future ….

    Politics is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers. Not only could you find yourself working in government, government administration, but also in fields such as journalism, law, teaching, academia, and charity work.

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