Government and Politics AS/A Level at Croesyceiliog School
Why should I study the course?
Government and Politics is a fascinating, dynamic study of our own country and the political features of Wales, the UK and USA. The day-to-day relevance of the subject is reason enough to study it; it does however also lay the foundation for good citizenship. Students will, after all, vote at the age of 18! Study of Government and Politics goes a long way towards producing politically educated adults who will be able to make well informed, rational choices as citizens. It is a subject that supports the development of skills, especially Literacy.
But I have heard ………
‘Government and Politics’ is an easy option’
Wrong! Government and Politics is as rigorous and challenging as any other ‘A’ level subject.
‘Government and Politics is really political indoctrination’
Wrong again! Study of this subject has nothing to do with party slogans or political bandwagons. Arguments must be weighed and opposing viewpoints considered.
‘Government and Politics is not accepted by universities and colleges’
Rubbish! Most of them have politics departments and are keen to encourage the subject in schools.
‘Government and Politics is the same as history’
Quite untrue! The skills required may be similar but their very different contents make them complementary rather than the same. Each year students do, indeed, study both with great success.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS OF WALES AND UK
The UK Constitution
Parliament in the UK, the National
Assembly in Wales
Cabinet/Prime Minister/ First Minister in
The Welsh Assembly Government.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS OF USA
The US Constitution
- A minimum 5 A* to C grades.
- A minimum of a grade C in Maths and English.
Students should have a grade B, or better, in GCSE English or another literary subject e.g. History or R.S. GSCE Citizenship is a useful qualification but it is not essential. Personal research is absolutely essential. Students should use the internet to undertake research and will need to devote time to read newspapers and watch news and current affairs programmes.
Students must have strong oral and written communication skills: they will be expected to contribute to debate, present hypotheses, analyse arguments and speculate about future developments. Students will be expected to have highly developed writing skills.
Civil/Local Government Service
Trade Union Administration
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Croesyceiliog School directly.