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A Level - Government & Politics at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy

Course description

This is a subject for people interested in current affairs and a good argument. The skills learnt at this level are desired by universities and employers alike. It compliments the study of History at AS/A Level as well as other subjects, if you are thinking about a career in law, politics, civil service, sociology, psychology, journalism, TV, radio, research, marketing and PR to name but a few.

You will meet and question your MP and potentially visit the Houses of Parliament. You will look at the systems and institutions that governs our everyday lives, the way we vote and the issues and debates surrounding voting and how the political parties and pressure groups work not just in the UK but also the USA.

You will really be able to get to grips with the society you live in, make up your own mind and have some great debates along the way!

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSEs including English Language/Literature and B in Maths. All students must have achieved a grade C in either History or English at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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    • If you want to study in a large and vibrant Sixth From in a successful school, Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy could be for you. We offer a wide range of diverse, academic and vocational courses and personlaise each student's crriculum toensure they are successful in the most appropriate courses.                                                                                                       We have recently opened our brand new Sixth Form Independent Learning Centre which is purpose built for KS5 students to have apce for independent study.  <p>We are a supportive and inclusive Sixth Form which aims to promote academic achievement for all students. We aim to give students greater responsibility for their own learning and encourage students to make well informed decisions about their futures. We expect sixth formers to represent mature and respected role models to lower school students.

      <p>We have an active Sixth Form Council which organises Charity and Social events and has a say in decision making. All Sixth Form students benefit from advice from Connexions regarding University and vocational courses. Our team of experienced tutors assist with UCAS applications and help prepare students for work, interviews and life after Lord Lawson.
      <p>Lord Lawson Academy has state of the art facilities for sixth formers which include an exclusive (and brand new) Independent Learning Centre with access to high quality computers as well as a separate Sixth Form social block. We off er a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide variety of Level 3 qualifi cations and an experienced pastoral team to support and advise students in their studies and in the next stage of their career.

      <p>We offer taster days at Universities, work experience opportunities and provide links with businesses offering jobs.
      <p>In recent years we have reason to be very proud of the achievements of our sixth former students and last year nearly every student who wished to progress to University gained entry to a University of their choice. Three students gained entry to Oxbridge and the average grades of students who were taking 3 or more A Levels (or equivalent) was AAB. <p>In April 2013 Ofsted pronounced the Academy as securely “Good” and noted in particular that “The eff ectiveness of the Sixth Form is good and the vast majority of students go onto higher education, training, or employment.” They also reported that “Students are well known and the courses they take are well matched to their needs.”</p>


      <p>All in all we hope to ensure the success of all students with a strong pastoral care programme.