What I'll learn
You will be following the EDEXCEL specification.
First year (AS):
- Unit 1: Contemporary Politics of the UK
- Unit 2: Contemporary Government of the UK
Second year (A2):
- Unit 3: Political ideologies - Conservatism, Socialism, Liberalism and Nationalism
- Unit 4: Global politics
How I'll learn
You will gain a knowledge and understanding of how the British political system works. You will also develop the skills necessary for further academic study, such as strong report writing, essay writing and study skills, including presentation skills.
If you enjoy the subject then you will have the opportunity to progress to A2 level where the focus is on global politics as well as political concepts and ideas both in theory and practice.
You will also improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment, including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of the course you will have benefited from Individual support, including clear advice about higher education and careers.
How I'll be assessed
Formal assessment is through examinations. The examination periods are in May and June.
There will be a range of regular assignments, essays and class based assessments to help you develop your study skills for the next educational step.
Individual learning targets are set each term and you will receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets.
You will require a core text book for the first year classes: 'UK Government & Politics' by Neil McNaughton, Hodder Education.