POLITICS

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Full Time

The A/S course is designed to give you an insight into the political picture within the UK. It will also give you, as an individual, the opportunity to form political ideas that you can support with knowledge in the following ways.




You will:


- Develop a critical awareness of the nature of Government and Politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions, such as the Government, and processes.


- Acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the devolved political systems of the UK, such as the Welsh Assembly, and how these may differ from other systems.


- Gain insight into government and politics beyond the context of the …

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Full Time

The A/S course is designed to give you an insight into the political picture within the UK. It will also give you, as an individual, the opportunity to form political ideas that you can support with knowledge in the following ways.




You will:


- Develop a critical awareness of the nature of Government and Politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions, such as the Government, and processes.


- Acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the devolved political systems of the UK, such as the Welsh Assembly, and how these may differ from other systems.


- Gain insight into government and politics beyond the context of the UK.


- Broaden your understanding of rights and responsibilities as an individual and citizen of the UK.


- Explore the theories of ideology and traditions that determine the nature of society and shape UK institutions. You will assess whether existing arrangements within the UK ensure full participation and democracy.


- Develop critical thinking and examine politics with a broader perspective.




How you will gain the qualification

Assessment consists of 2 written exams – each lasting 80 minutes.


What qualifications you need

A minimum of 6 full course GCSEs grade C or above, one of which must be English Language is required.




Entry to A2 is conditional on achieving grade A-E at AS level.


Where to next

From A/S, the next stage of progression will be to A2 Government and Politics. This year of study will focus on the Political system of the United States of America.




Studying Politics is useful for other related subjects, such as Law, Sociology, History and English at A-level, and for studying Social Science-based subjects at Degree Level. Career opportunities also exist in that the course will develop your skills of analysis, evaluation, and research.




Typical careers include journalism, law, management and many others.

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