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Government and Politics

Course aims

This course will enable students to develop a wide range of skills including the ability to comprehend, synthesise and interpret political information.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade 6 in English and grade C in a humanities subject, in addition to the general entry requirements. An interest in current affairs and political systems is essential.

Course content

Our AS and A level politics gives students a varied insight and an in-depth foundation in UK and US governments, politics and political ideas.

Covering news and current affairs from the UK and US, it helps you understand how the UK country is run and develops research, written communication and debate skills. It also helps grow your confidence.

It’s ideal if you’re considering studying politics, sociology, ethics, advertising or journalism at university and is highly regarded by employers in industries including politics, international organisations, the media, government and the civil service.

Paper 1

Government and politics of the UK.

Paper 2

Government and politics of the USA and comparative politics.

Paper 3

Political ideas – Liberalism, Socialism and Conservatism and choice of one other.

Course assessment

Written examinations.

Materials

You are provided with textbooks.

Progress

Higher Education to study a range of humanities degrees or employment in areas such as pubic services, journalism or local government.

 
 

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