A Level Government & Politics

Code: 1A104519W11

Course Information

09/09/2019 - 22/05/2020 (32 weeks)
Mon - Fri
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wood Street Campus

Fee Information

Free for 16-18 year olds (European Union)

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The course is suitable for 16-19 year-old students who wish to study full-time and progress to university courses having recently achieved a range of GCSE qualifications. Students must have an interest in governmental procedures and political theories. Students will need good written communication, keep up-to-date with national and international relations and be prepared to discuss and debate ideas.

6 GCSEs, with a B in an essay based subject, or a 6 in English Language or English Literature, (with a minimum 5 in English Language).

Throughout the course students will be expected to cover an array of topics which will both challenge and enlighten - offering opportunities to broaden their analytical skills. Political theorists explore how and why societies change and develop, in terms of their political, economic and social systems. However, explaining societal change is not a simple matter, and political theorists disagree on how progress ought to be made. The study of politics therefore demands reasoned debate over different interpretations of political theory. Students will need to be pragmatic and evaluative; constructing their arguments based on research and evidence. We study the EdExcel syllabus: Paper 1 - UK Politics and Core Political Ideas (33% of the qualification). Paper 2 - UK Government and Non-core Political Ideas (33% of the qualification). Paper 3 - Comparative Politics (33% of the qualification).

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an A Level certificate in Government and Politics. On successful completion of the first year of the course, you may progress to Year 2 of the A Level programme. A Level Government and Politics is a very widely valued subject contributing to qualifying students for university entrance in a variety of subjects.

Please complete an application form and return it to the College - either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment

Yes, you will be called in for an interview with a member of staff prior to enrolment.

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