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Politics A level at The Holy Cross School

Course description

Do we the people really control the politicians or do they control us? What will now happen to the UK following “Brexit”? What now for the Conservative and Labour Party? Can Donald Trump really become the next President of America?

If you are interested by the following questions then A level Politics is the course for you. Politics is a crucial part of our daily lives and involves the important decisions that affect your life whether it is in health, education or the economy.

In this course we will examine the key political institutions of the UK and explore the ways in which our society is governed. We will explore the importance of democracy and participation and how this has been reflected by the voter in elections. You will also gain an insight into the different political ideologies that have shaped British Politics. 

A level Politics will develop your analytical and evaluative skills, and is a highly respected subject amongst universities. Politics is particularly useful for those interested in careers in law, journalism, broadcasting, teaching, and of course, politics. It also has strong links to a range of other subjects including History, Philosophy and Economics.

Course content

  • Year 12 British Politics
  • Year 13: British and American Politics

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 or above in one or more of: English Language, English Literature and/or History. 


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Cross School directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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