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A Level Government and Politics at Kirk Hallam Community Academy

Course description

 Unit 1: People, politics and participation. Including voting behaviour, political parties, pressure groups and
protest movements.
This unit introduces students to the key channels of communication between government and the people and
encourages them to evaluate the adequacy of existing arrangements for ensuring representative democracy and
 Unit 2: Governing modern Britain. Including the British constitution, parliament, the Prime Minister and the
cabinet system, and multi-level governance.
This unit introduces students to the major governmental processes within the UK. It encourages them to
develop a critical understanding of the role and effectiveness of key institutions and the relationship amongst
them in the context of multilevel governance.

 Unit 3: The politics of the USA including representative processes.
This topic looks at the representative processes of the US political system and considers their adequacy in
terms of popular participation and full democracy.
 Unit 4: The government of the USA
This topic examines the institutional framework of US government and considers the interrelationships between
its legislative, executive and judicial processes and the health of US federalism.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including at least a grade C in English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kirk Hallam Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years