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Government and Politics A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

Course description

Government & Politics AQA

Course content

Unit 1 - The Government of the UK: key constitutional laws, e.g. Magna Carta & Bill of Rights and how laws are made; structure & role of Parliament; the powers of the PM; the role of the judiciary; democracy & participation; electoral systems; evolution of political parties; role of pressure groups. Unit 2 -The Government & Politics of the USA: foundation of the USA and the constitution; powers of Congress and of the President; differences between parties, esp. Republicans and Democrats; role of pressure groups; civil rights in USA; comparison of UK and US institutions. Unit 3 – Political ideas: liberalism; conservatism; socialism; nationalism; feminism; multi-culturalism; anarchism; ecologism

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in History or a related Humanities subject

Assessment

Three 2-hour exams on each of the topics outlined above, each worth 1/3 of the overall total marks

Future opportunities

Advanced GCE in Government and Politics could lead to a wide range of careers and higher education courses. You could take it with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in areas of Governments and Politics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Government and Politics such as working for the local or national government within areas of housing, tax, education, travel and other areas of government. You could also train further to become a member of parliament! The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the government related sectors. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the government related sectors.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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