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AS/A2 Government & Politics at St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy - Trinity Sixth Form

Course description

The course studies all aspects of political science, from voter behaviour, party structures to political ideologies and how  they affect contemporary politics.

Course content

In Y12 two units are taught:

 

Politics and participation.

E.G voter behaviour / Electoral systems /pressure groups 

Governing modern Britain.

E.G The British constitution

The Judiciary

role and function of parliament

 

In Y13

I intend to focus on political philosophy / ideology.

Marxism

Conservatism

Political thought it's history and impact on contemporary thought.

 

We may also do a comparative study of another system of government for example the USA.

Entry requirements

Grade C pass or above in English at GCSE

Assessment

End of unit exams 50% AS 50% A2

Future opportunities

Further study of politics goes well with any humanities degree (history, geography, sociology, philosophy) would be of benefit to those wishing to study law or enter public service.

Any further information

Contact Mr Chance

rchance@sgfl.org.uk

Further information

Politics & Government is taught at the St Margaret Ward site only.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy - Trinity Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Patricia Rhodes -Trinity Progress Manager SMW
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 810400
    • Email address:
    • prhodes@sgfl.org.uk

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