Unit 1 British Politics and Core Ideologies:
• Political participation and Democracy
• Electoral Systems
• Political Parties & Pressure Group & Protest Movements
• Voting behaviour and the media
• Core ideologies – Socialism, Liberalism and Conservativism •
Unit 2 British Government and Non-core Ideologies:
• Governing Modern Britain - The British Constitution, European union and devolution
• The Core Executive
• Relationship between the branches of government
• Non-Core Ideologies - Nationalism
Unit 3 The Government and Politics of the USA:
• The Constitution and Federalism
• US Congress
• The President and Federal Bureaucracy
• The Supreme Court and US Civil rights
• US Democracy and Participation
• Comparative approaches
6 grade 5s (or equivalent), including at least a grade 5 in English Language or Literature.
At least a 5 in the relevant subject if taken.
Politics students need to have good literacy skills.
A need to keep up with current affairs by reading newspapers is preferable.
Politics courses have been around at A Level for 30 years or more. They are well established and respected by all universities. It could lead to a career in Journalism, Law, the Police, the Civil Service, business, banking and accounting, the charity sector, think tanks and NGOs (non-governmental organisations).