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Government and Politics A Level at Hornsey School for Girls

Course description

The course comprises of four units of study taught across the two years.

AS Level
Unit 1: People & Politics. This unit introduces students to the key channels of communication between government and the people and encourages them to evaluate the adequacy of existing arrangements for ensuring representative democracy and participation.
Unit 2: How is the UK Governed? This unit introduces students to the major governmental processes in the UK. It encourages them to develop a critical understanding of the role and effectiveness of key institutions, and of the relationship amongst them in the context of multi-level government.

A2 Level
Unit 3: Key Themes in Political Analyses. Students are introduced to the subject of political ideology; an examination of the major ideas of liberalism, conservatism and socialism.
Unit 4: Extended Themes in Political Analyses. Examines the ideological traditions that have developed out of, or have emerged in opposition to, liberalism, conservatism and socialism (i.e nationalism, anarchism, fascism, and feminism).

Entry requirements

You should have good GCSE grades including a minimum of a B grade in English


This course is 100% examination covering the subjects learnt from each module. There are two exam papers at AS, and two exam papers at A2. Exam questions range from short definition questions to extended essay questions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsey School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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