Politics A Level at Aylesbury Grammar School
Politics impacts on us all every day and studying Politics allows us to be able to see how the world around us is being shaped. Politics combines well with other subjects such as History, English, Economics and Business Studies. Politics is viewed by universities and employers alike as an academically rigorous subject which shows an interest in and awareness of current issues. To study Politics, it is expected that you will already have an interest in current affairs and this will be utilised throughout the course.
Students will develop a wide range of skills throughout their course of study, including the ability to comprehend, synthesise and interpret political information; identify connections and analyse political knowledge; as well as construct and communicate arguments clearly and coherently. The course offered by AGS will allow students the opportunity to develop their understanding of British and American Politics as well as key political ideologies.
AS course: Unit 1: People and Politics
Democracy and Political Participation
Party Policies and Ideas
Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain
The British Constitution
The Core Executive
A2 Course: Unit 3B: Ideologies
Unit 4A: Government of the USA
The Constitutional Framework of US Government
The Legislative Branch of Government: Congress
The Executive Branch of Government
The Judicial Branch of Government: The Supreme Court
the only requirement for choosing Politics, aside from interest in the subject, is evidence of competence in relevant subjects at GCSE. An A grade in either History or English is desirable and a B grade is a necessity.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury Grammar School directly.