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Government & Politics A Level at Strode College

Course description

Government and Politics is an excellent subject for students with an interest in current affairs. It combines both theory and practice and aims to provide students with skills and knowledge necessary for an understanding of political issues. Areas of study include: politics and participation, governing modern Britain and the politics and governance of the USA.

Course content

The study of Government and Politics will help prepare you for your rights and duties as a citizen and will help sharpen your own political views. It will also equip you with the skills and attitudes which make for success at higher education level. You will learn to discriminate between points of view; to convey informed opinion and to present logical and fluent arguments.

Students will have the chance to participate actively in a variety of learning experiences such as debates, research projects and study trips, for example to Parliament and political conferences, plus optional international trips such as to the USA. Many students play a leading part in the college Debating Society. A wide range of visiting speakers are invited each year including MP's, MEP's, BBC journalists and pressure group activists.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* - C or equivalent including English Language.


The course is assessed by written exams.

Future opportunities

Government and Politics will provide an excellent background for a variety of future careers or courses of study, including: civil service, the health service, journalism, law, local government, management, politics and teaching.
A number of former students have progressed to study Politics at university including Cambridge, Oxford, the School of Oriental & African Studies and the London School of Economics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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