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Politics - A Level at Kings Norton Girls' School & Sixth Form

Course description

To Study Politics successfully students will need an active interest in politics in the EU, the UK and also an interest in the government of the USA.

Course content



Component one: UK Politics

In this component students will study democracy and participation, electoral systems, voting behaviour, the media and liberalism, conservatism and socialism.


Component two: UK Government

Students study the constitution, Parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between government branches, the EU and nationalism.





Component three: The Politics of the USA

In this component the students will study the US constitution and federalism, US congress, US presidency, US supreme court and civil rights, democracy and participation and comparative theories

Entry requirements

A grade 6 in English Language or English Literature.


Exam Board: Edexcel

Assessment: One written paper in each unit

Future opportunities


A Level Politics is a qualification highly prized in many careers, not just for the knowledge gained, but also for the skills of analysis and argument which are developed. Areas which place a particular emphasis on qualifications in government and politics are law, the Civil Service, local and national government, the armed forces, teaching, journalism, communications, advertising and public relations.

Further information

Come to one of our Sixth Form Open Events to experience our vibrant and thriving community first hand:

Open Evening - Monday 18th September, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm

Open Morning - Tuesday 19th September, 2017 from 9am - 11am

Meet the Sixth Form and Careers Fair - Wednesday 15th November, 2017 from 3.30pm - 5.30pm

A copy of our application form and prospectus can be downloaded from or by contacting Zoe Nelmes, Sixth Form Administrator –

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kings Norton Girls' School & Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 04 August 2017
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