Government and Politics A Level

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Exam Board: AQA Fast Track: No Daytime: Cheltenham Evening: No Exams: AS Unit 1 Politics People and Participation 1½ hours 25% Unit 2 Governing Modern Britain 1½ hours 25% A2 Unit 3 The Politics of the USA 1½ hours 25% Unit 4 The Government of the USA 1½ hours 25% Where will this qualification take me? This A Level can lead to higher education courses, universities or employment in the civil service and government What will I be doing on the course? Government and Politics can complement subjects such as Law and History. Students must have an interest in current affairs and be aware of political issues of the day. There are many modern day issues which can hopefully stimula…

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About This Course

Exam Board: AQA Fast Track: No Daytime: Cheltenham Evening: No Exams: AS Unit 1 Politics People and Participation 1½ hours 25% Unit 2 Governing Modern Britain 1½ hours 25% A2 Unit 3 The Politics of the USA 1½ hours 25% Unit 4 The Government of the USA 1½ hours 25% Where will this qualification take me? This A Level can lead to higher education courses, universities or employment in the civil service and government What will I be doing on the course? Government and Politics can complement subjects such as Law and History. Students must have an interest in current affairs and be aware of political issues of the day. There are many modern day issues which can hopefully stimulate student interest: How should the House of Lords be reformed? Does the Prime Minister have too much power? What is the best electoral system? What is the impact of the European Union on the UK? Government and Politics at A2 complements the work covered on British politics at AS. Students will study the US system of government and will be expected to compare and contrast the two systems. Students will be expected to take an active interest in the latest events and developments You will have the opportunity to go on a guided tour of Parliament and the Supreme Court which will incur a small charge.

Additional Notes

For full time students the course will form part of a larger programme of study which consists of timetabled sessions, enrichment activities, work experience and private study time. To achieve this a student will normally be asked to select from columns of the 6th Form matrix in each year of study. If a student falls below this programme requirement they may be classed as part time by some external agencies and may be required to pay fees for their tuition and/or exams. Please check with the tutor at interview that the subjects you have selected form a full-time programme. Every full time 6th Form student will have a personal tutor and will study a tutorial programme. The tutor will be responsible for the pastoral care of the student and for the tracking and monitoring of their progress on the course. This subject can be selected on its own for part time study for which tuition fees may be payable (please consult Student Services for fee concessions). Part time students may also be required to pay exam fees. You may have the opportunity to go on trips during the year. A small charge will be payable for these visits.

Entry Criteria

AS- 5 x GCSEs at Grade A* to C in different subjects to include English Language and maths A2 - successful completion of AS Government & Politics at Grade A to C plus a good reference

Progression Details

Progression from GCSEs will normally be to AS Level (or equivalent vocational course) or to employment. Progression from AS Level will normally be to A2, and then on to employment or Higher Education

Success Information

97.1% pass rate A* - E at A2 in June 2012, with 100% pass in 18 subjects

Case Studies

Simon A Levels: History, Politics, Philosophy and Ethics, Economics Simon is studying for his A2 exams after achieving three A’s in his AS Levels with us last year. In his AS History exam he achieved 100%. “I am really pleased with my results from my AS exams and am working hard to do just as well in my A Level exams this year. I really like the centre's relaxed environment and how the lecturers treat you like adults; they have a way of providing the lesson and information you need without being pedantic. My Philosophy and Ethics course sometimes involves going away and producing a presentation on a certain topic which I really enjoy. My presentations always end up looking like textbooks… but at least it’s usually fun. I am now looking forward to completing my A Levels and going on to study at Cambridge University in September.”

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Please contact the College on 0845 155 2020 for further details

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