Curriculum Leader

D Sanderson

Awarding Body

AQA Course Specification

Entry Requirements

Students are normally required to secure a Level 5 in English (Lang or Lit)   or Level 5 in History if studied.

Why choose Government and Politics?

Brexit, Trump, Corbyn-led Labour, the rise of the far-right in Europe – how did we get here?
Who runs the country, and how?
What is Parliament?
If you’ve ever wondered any of the above questions then A level Politics is for you.
All these topics will be covered (and more).
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.
Topics are clearly and logically structured and include:
· Government and politics of the UK
· The Government and politics of the USA
· Comparative politics
the three traditional ideologies of
· Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism
one of either:
· feminism, nationalism, multiculturalism, ecologism or anarchism.

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What will I learn in Government and Politics and how will it be assessed?

Three end – of – course exams using a mixture of medium length ‘explain’ and essay style questions

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How will I learn?

Through a mixture of traditional lessons, personal research and group work.

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Politics, Philosophy and Economics,
Government, Law

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Politics (one ex-student became a government minister doing the course!)
Civil Service

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Further Course Information


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