This course really encourages you to think for yourself, to question the world around you and to see issues from a different point of view. This is valuable to most employers and universities.
What will I study?
- Democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media, conservatism, liberalism, socialism.
- The constitution, parliament, the Prime Minister and the executive, relations between the branches, nationalism
- The state and globalisation, global governance (political/economic/human rights/environmental), power and developments, regionalism and the EU, comparative theories.
*All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
The units you will study are likely to include: Unit 1: UK politics and core political ideas Unit 2: UK Government and non-core political ideas Unit 3: Global political issues
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal if you have an interest in Politics and wish to gain an A Level qualification.
How is the course assessed?
Three written exams covering each component at the end of the second year of the course.
You will be advised on recommendations of specific textbooks and materials that are recommended for the study of this course.
Progression and Career Opportunities
An A Level in Government and Politics provides an excellent background for careers in law, journalism, the caring professions, teaching, and a range of management and business areas.
Entry Requirements for new students
The required point score to join our A Level programme is 4.25 across all your GCSEs. This must include a minimum of 5 grade 5s or above including a grade 5 or above in English Language and maths, with a grade 6 in another written subject desirable. An average point score will be calculated across your GCSE grades.
A BTEC qualification at Merit grade, or above, in a related subject may also be considered in exceptional circumstances.
All applicants will be invited for interview.