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Politics A Level at Seven Kings School

Course description

Who should study Government and Politics?

Politics students will be expected to take an active interest in the news, both nationally and internationally. They will be expected to voice their opinions in an informed way.  

Course content

Politics is divided into 4 units, 2 of which will be studied in Year 12, followed by the other 2 units in Year 13.

AS Government & Politics

Unit 1: (People and Politics) and 2 (Governing the UK) focus on British government and on the relationship between government and its people.

Unit 2: Students will study the role of political parties, pressure groups and electoral systems.

A2 Government & Politics

Unit 3: (structures of Global Politics)

Unit 4: (Global Political issues) focus on international politics and the issues that shape our world today.

Students will look into current issues such as terrorism and global warming. They will study regional conflict, international intervention and the impact of international organisations.

Entry requirements

In order to study 4 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-As in your GCSEs (A 7 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level and 1 subject at AS Level you must have at least 6 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

You must have as a minimum of a 5 or above in English Language and Maths

In order to study a subject at A Level you must have at least a grade B (or a 5) in the subject at GCSE:

To study Accounts you must have a at least a 5 in maths

To study Economics you must have a 5 or above in GCSE English Language

To study Maths you need a 7 in GCSE Maths.  Further Maths will be available to those students who have achieved an 8 at GCSE; if you take Further Maths you will also study an AS level in Maths in another option block, so this means 2 Maths AS levels

To study AS Music you need a Grade 5 in an instrument

To study PE you must have at least a B grade in Core Science

To study Psychology you must have at least 5 in English Language and a B Core Science

To study computer science you must have studied it t GCSE and obtained a B grade

To study 1 Science you must have at least a B grade in the subject chosen and additional science students need at least a B grade on average across the exam elements of their course

To study 2 or more Sciences you must have As in those subjects and combined science students will need As in those subjects chosen

To study Physics you also need a 6 or above in Maths

In order to study a subject you have not previously studied at GCSE you must have at least a 5 in English Language or at least a GCSE grade B in a humanity subject

Assessment

The course is assessed externally under examination conditions, including short-answer questions, extended writing and essays.

Future opportunities

This qualification supports progression into further education such as honours degrees in Politics, international relations, Sociology and History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Seven Kings School directly.

Last updated date: 09 March 2017
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