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Politics A Level at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

Regardless of what we think about politicians, we ignore the workings of the government at our peril. Unless we understand how the government works, we will never be able to play a full and active part in society. We will always be on the receiving end of other people’s wisdom, rather than being in a position to advance our own agenda.

The study of politics takes in grand issues of government and of justice, but also takes you behind these formal facades and seeks to understand the crucial questions of where power lies and to understand ‘who gets what, how and why’.

Course content

The newly reformed A Level in Politics will be split into three components.  You will study the government & politics of the UK, the government & politics of the USA & the ideologies that influence global political movements.

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria: At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE

Future opportunities

The Russell Group (top twenty universities in the UK) regard Politics A Level as one of the key challenging subjects that allow entry to the most prestigious courses at undergraduate level.  It is seen as a traditional academic subject providing evidence of a student’s ability to produce detailed written arguments, reaching valid judgements based on strong analysis of supporting evidence.  As a result, it is a subject that will help with almost all degrees and it is considered particularly useful for any humanities subject, modern languages & law.

Not surprisingly, Politics students put the skills they have acquired to use in a wide range of employments, in politics, public administration, teaching and the media, in business administration, marketing and accountancy, in the law and with NGOs. We believe our students have the mental flexibility and skills to adapt to a range of career options over their working lives.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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