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A-level Government and Politics

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The course will help you develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics, and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes.

The focus of the course is very much on contemporary UK and global political issues. You are expected to keep up with the news throughout the course.

This course can be studied as part of the business or social science pathway.

You could go on to study politics and/or international relations at university.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

The course will help you develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics, and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes, as well as a strong understanding of contemporary UK and global political issues.

The course offers key employability skills such as a critical and analytical mind, the ability to effectively research and excellent written skills. 

 

How I'll be assessed

The exam board require up-to-date examples. So, if there was an important by-election in April, and the exam is in May, they would expect it to feature in your exam answer if relevant.
 

 

Entry Requirements

Six GCSEs grade A*- C including English Language and maths. A minimum of a D grade at AS allows you to progress onto your second year of study.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)

Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.