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Government and Politics A level at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

Everyone is affected by politics as it is about the way in which people organise their lives together in a community. The important decisions that affect their lives concerning wealth, health, and education are essentially political decisions. Since politics touches every aspect of our lives, it is worth having knowledge of how the whole process of an elected government works. Studying GCE Government and Politics helps you to do this. If you want to be involved in local or national government and make a difference to society, then this course would be a valuable first step. Essentially this Advanced level gives you the knowledge to understand how decisions are made within the U.K., as well as in other countries.

Course content

During the first year of Government and Politics you will study two main themes; people and their participation in politics, and governing modern Britain. Issues such as ‘what is parliament’s role in the U.K. political system?’ and ‘how important are pressure groups in a democracy?’ are debated.

The second year of the course is geared towards a focus on international relations. This topic gives you an understanding of politics on a global scale, and includes looking at the importance of power and how political organisations have developed to promote cooperation and prevent disputes.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE English Language and any Humanities based subject (Citizenship, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Sociology).


100% exam.

Future opportunities

An Advanced level in Government and Politics is well regarded by many universities, and a degree in Political Science can lead to such careers in journalism, law, and of course politics!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • TLA is a Christian designated academy and we are proud to be part of the Woodard Academies Trust.  We aim to provide a rich and diverse educational environment that welcomes people of all faiths and none, and where every child is 'known and nurtured'.