Government and Politics AS/A Level

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The A Level in Government and Politics will look at how the UK is governed, both at home and within the context of the European Union, and consider the changing nature of the UK political system.

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Who has power? Why have they got power? Should we obey those who have power? Students of Government and Politics seek answers to some of the most interesting and important questions affecting the world around us. If you are interested in deeper, more philosophical issues such as democracy, freedom and power and equality, then this could be the ideal subject for you.

How long is the course?

Both the AS and A2 take one year each.

Success rates

A2 pass rate for 2012: 100%.

What will I study?

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The A Level in Government and Politics will look at how the UK is governed, both at home and within the context of the European Union, and consider the changing nature of the UK political system.

Description

Who has power? Why have they got power? Should we obey those who have power? Students of Government and Politics seek answers to some of the most interesting and important questions affecting the world around us. If you are interested in deeper, more philosophical issues such as democracy, freedom and power and equality, then this could be the ideal subject for you.

How long is the course?

Both the AS and A2 take one year each.

Success rates

A2 pass rate for 2012: 100%.

What will I study?

You will study how the government works, the role of Parliament, political parties and political ideologies.

Staff are highly qualified and experienced with a wealth of knowledge on the subject area. Trips to places such as the Houses of Parliament in London and the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham are part of the studying programme, allowing learners to gain first-hand experience of government and politics in the UK.

What does the course lead to?

This A Level would be useful for those interested in a career in local government, the media or politics. You will be given a solid grounding in how the country is governed and how political systems work, which is a transferable tool in a variety of career paths.

What can I go on to study?

This A Level will provide you with a route into university level study in Politics, Law, Media and Communication, Sociology and International Relations among others.

Other related courses at the college

  • English Language AS/A Level
  • History AS/A Level
  • Law AS/A Level
  • Media AS/A Level
  • Sociology AS/A Level

Entry requirements

You must possess five GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which must be English language or combined English.

GCSEs are the appropriate qualifications to prepare students for A Level study; alternative qualifications may not provide relevant preparation so you are advised to discuss your options with the teaching team for clarification.

How do I apply?

To apply, simply complete the A Levels online application form.

You don’t need to apply for each subject area you are interested in. Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college for an interview or audition where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the course you have chosen, as well as any alternatives you may be considering. You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your programme choice.

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