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Government & Politics AS & A Level at The Wellington Academy

Course description

This exam is due to be reformed by Edexcel following recommendations by the Government. Students will study Unit 1 (People and Politics) and Unit 2 (Governing the UK). In Unit 1 students will consider the relative merits of democracy, the issues surrounding elections, the different political parties in the UK and the impact that Pressure Groups have on society. 

This exam is due to be reformed by Edexcel following recommendations by the Government. Students will study Unit 3 (Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Anarchism) which follows the ideological path (B). This will enable students to apply the learning to their surroundings and consider the impact that these ideologies have had on Britain. In Unit 4, students will study Nationalism, Feminism, Ecologism and Multiculturalism. Synoptic elements exists between both Unit 3 and 4 which means that knowledge from unit 3 needs to be applied to the final set of ideologies in unit 4.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C at GCSE including English and maths plus subject specific requirements

Assessment

Students will sit 2 exams at the end of year 12 and they are worth 50% of the final A2 mark. Students will then sit 2 exams at the end of year 13 constituting 50% of the final mark for A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Wellington Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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