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Government and Politics AS/A2 at Sir Frederic Osborn School

Course description

Why is David Cameron our Prime Minister?
Why are the Conservatives and the LibDems working together?
Why do people join pressure groups like Fathers For Justice or
These are just some of the questions you will explore in the first
year of the course as you look at UK politics, including the role of
parliament, parties, elections and the judiciary.
A high level of literacy is needed to succeed at this subject.
In the second year you will have the chance to study international
politics. This involves looking at how countries work with, or
against, each other; the reasons for conflicts such as in Iraq and
Afghanistan; global issues like poverty, climate change and human
rights; the power of the USA and the ‘War on Terror’ and the
role of international organisations like the United Nations and the
European Union.
Politics is a subject which requires up-to-date knowledge and you
must be prepared to supplement your knowledge with material
from newspapers, journals, television and the internet. This is one
subject where watching TV and reading a quality newspaper is a
key element of study!
Politics is good preparation for a range of careers and degree
courses. Possible career paths include law, business, journalism,
media, public relations and politics itself.

Entry requirements

A*-C GCSE in English*APS: 40 or above

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Frederic Osborn School directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years