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AS/A Level Government and Politics

What will I learn?

During this two-year course you will develop a detailed knowledge of how the political system works.

Over the duration of the course you will understand the process and reasoning behind law-making, and what impact and influence it has on society. You will discuss voting behaviour, the electoral system, political ideologies, and the legislative process, to help you gain a better understanding of the subject. Using historical examples you will also realise how politics has influenced every major human event in history.

This course will give you the knowledge and understanding that you need to make informed opinions about a range of political topics such as a coalition government and its legitimacy in pushing through radical reforms, as well as the quality of democracy that exists in our society.

You will study modules on:

  • Voting behaviour
  • Electoral systems
  • Ideology and pressure groups
  • Historical events
  • How our political system operates

Your assessment will be entirely through exams.

What could I progress on to?

Government & Politics is a highly respected A-Level and is held in high esteem by Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. You may go on to study Politics, International Relations, Law or Economics at university.

There are a number of career opportunities available to you such as becoming a Lawyer, a Political journalist, a Politician, or Parliamentary assistant.

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning such as visiting the Houses of Parliament.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 1102
    Course name A Level in Politics Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode
    Start date 11/09/17
    Duration 34 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 1102
    Course name A Level Government and Politics Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode
    Start date 10/09/18
    Duration 34 week (s)

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