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POLITICS

Taught by L. Norton, C. Donnelly

Entry Requirements:

 

Five or more GCSEs Grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent, including English

 

Assessment:

 

You will sit two exams in AS year, both lasting 1 hour 45 minutes and looking at the content below:

Unit 1: UK Politics

Unit 2: UK Government

 

At AS you are required to answer 4 questions on each paper, including some analysis of a source-based stimulus

 

In the A-Level year you will complete the two topics above but also be assessed on the USA:

Unit 3: Comparative Politics

You will have to answer 3 questions on each paper including a source-based question in Unit 1 & 2.

 

Future Opportunities:

 

Politics A Level is accepted on a very wide range of degree courses.  It develops the skills of enquiry and analysis as well as the ability to debate and issue and construct a balanced argument.  These skills provide an excellent foundation for degree level study across a variety of subjects.  Politics is a good preparation for a wide range of careers, for example; teaching, banking, personnel work, civil service, public affairs and administration and management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description:

 

This is a fascinating and highly relevant course which deals with issues which affect everyone. The AS course focuses on British politics and the second year course focuses on American politics. Students are not expected to have any prior knowledge but an interest in current affairs is essential.  During Y12 there will be a residential trip to London which will include a visit to the Houses of Parliament.

 

Course Content:

 

This is a highly relevant course which deals with issues which affect everyone. Areas of study include:

 

  • Parliament - is it just a lot of shouting?
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet - who runs the country?
  • Elections - do they really change anything?
  • Constitutional Reform - does the system need changing?
  • Europe - do we need it?
  • Political parties - what do they believe in?
  • Democracy - is it important?
  • The United Kingdom - how united is it?

 

 

 

 

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