A level Government & Politics

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


Gov _ Politics 002

This course aims to provide students with a balanced education in politics. Subject areas covered in the first year include democracy, political parties and the role of Parliament, with a focus on the UK system.

In the second year students study political ideologies such as socialism and conservatism and movements such as feminism. Students will also study global politics, looking at issues such as terrorism and international peace keeping. This is an ideal course for anyone interested in current affairs and political ideas.

  • Course units...

    Unit 01: Governing the UK, Political Participation in the UK, the European Union

    Unit 02: Political Ideas, Global Politics

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment is 100% examination based. This will be the first year of the new linear politics A level so will be assessed at the end of year 13.

  • This course can lead to...

    This subject is useful for anyone wanting to study Law, Politics, Philosophy, History, Journalism (or any other subject) at university.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to take A level Government & Politics in order to study Politics at university.

  • Course highlights...

    • Go on trips to Parliament and the London Assembly.
    • Debate with our local MP.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade B in English Language.

    Students with a Grade C in English Language and a B in other humanities subjects will be considered subject to availability.

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