Government and Politics A Level at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys
Students will learn to:
- comprehend, synthesise and interpret political information in a variety of forms, for example, written, oral, visual and numerical sources
- analyse and evaluate: political institutions, processes and behaviour; political arguments and explanations; the relationship between institutions, processes, behaviour and values, ideologies, concepts;
- identify parallels, connections, similarities and differences between aspects of the political systems studies;
- select and organise relevant material to construct arguments and explanations leading to reasoned conclusions;
- communicate arguments and explanations with relevance, clarity and coherence, using vocabulary appropriate to the study of government and Politics.
Unit 1: People, Participation and Politics
- Explore how people's different patterns of participation can be explained in a democracy.
- The importance of voting behaviour, the influence of electoral systems ,political parties and pressure groups and how they can shape people's political ideas .
Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain
- Focus on the process of governing the UK, with power dispersed from local to European levels.
- The extent to which Britain's unique constitution regulates the process of government and maintains the balance between individual rights and the power of the state.
- Explore the role of Westminster in providing a democratic element in government.
Unit 3b: Ideologies
- Analyse how political ideologies have evolved recognising the core beliefs and values associated with the four ‘isms’ which are to be covered: -
- Fascism Unit
4b: Ideologies in Action
- Focus on the way in which certain beliefs and values affect human behaviour, government policies and programmes in four broad areas:
- Ethnicity and gender
- The environment
- The economy
B English/C in Maths and any humanities qualification would be an advantage.
- AS Level: 100% Examination (50% A-Level)
- A2 Level: 100% Examination (50% A-Level)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys directly.