Government & Politics A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Ever thought you could run the country better than the people in Parliament and 10 Downing Street? Interested in current affairs? By studying Government and Politics you will find out how to become an M.P. or P.M. as well as discussing and debating current affairs and UK and American Politics. This subject is useful preparation for university and careers in law, civil service and the police.
Topics you will study:
• Reforming the electoral system
• Use of referendums in the UK
• Why electors vote for the parties that they do
• Why so many people do not vote in elections
• The use of Direct Action by pressure groups
• What the role of an MP should be
• Should the House of Lords be abolished?
• Is the prime minister too powerful?
• What were the main reasons for the result in the US Presidential election?
• Where does power lie in the US system of Government?
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: AQA
Assessment: Exam 100%
Results 2016: 100%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
The vast majority of our Politics students progress onto university and many take related degrees: Government, International Relations or Public Administration. This subject is particularly useful if you are looking for a career in Law, Civil Service, Local Government and the Police. One of our former students went on to become an MP and a number are now local councillors.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.