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A Level Government & Politics

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 9PLO
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

UK Politics and core political ideas

• Democracy and participation • Political parties • Electoral systems • Voting behaviour and the media • Core ideas: Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism

UK Government

• The constitution • Parliament • The Prime Minister and executive • Relationships between the branches • Non-core idea: Feminism

Comparative politics: Global Politics

• The state and globalisation • Global governance: political and economic • Global governance: human rights and environmental • Power and developments • Regionalism and the European Union • Comparative theories (realism and liberalism)


Details

Within Politics there are many opportunities for activities such as group work, research tasks, group teaching and discussion. There is a focus on written answers throughout the course and an understanding of current political events is essential.

How will it be delivered?

• Paper 1: UK Politics and core ideas: one 2 hour exam paper with a choice of questions from the topics studied. Worth 33.3% of the qualification.

• Paper 2: UK Government and non-core ideas: one 2 hour exam paper with a choice of questions from the topics studied. Worth 33.3% of the qualification.

• Paper 3: Comparative politics: one 2 hour exam paper with a range of both choice based questions from the topics studied and a source based question. Worth 33.3% of the qualification.


Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade 5 in English

Your next steps...

Students may choose to study degrees in areas such as Politics or International Relations. This can then lead onto future careers such as researching, working for local and national governments, teaching, journalism, working in the legal profession, running to be your local Member of Parliament or even Prime Minister!

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