AS and A Level Government and Politics

Many students who have taken the A Level in Government and Politics go on to study Politics at university. From there you might become a researcher, join local or national government or even start on the path to become a future Prime Minister! But there are other job options too. If you fancy a career in Journalism or the Media, this course is very useful. Students also go on to become teachers or work in the legal profession. A-level Government and Politics enables students to develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to interpret, evaluate and comment on the nature of politics.

The specification is broken down into four units. Units 1 and 2 are covered at AS and units 3 and 4 are covered at A level. At AS students will concentrate on people, politics and participation as well as governing modern Britain. At A Level students will learn about the popular options: US politics and US government and ideologies. Other options have also been introduced, including political issues and ideologies in action.

The course is particularly suitable for students who have studied History and English. It may also appeal to students who wish to study Government and Politics or History at a higher level.

Qualification equivalence: A Level
Course contact: Mr Divers
Assessment: Exam
Additional entry requirements: Grade B/C in GCSE EPRE, Grade 4+ in GCSE English
Suggested combinations: History, English, Geography