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Government and Politics at The Marlborough School

Course description

Interested in learning how the country is governed?

Intrigued by political systems and how they work?

A-level Government and Politics provides an excellent introduction to the study of politics. It looks at how both the UK and USA are governed. The course also considers the changing nature of the political system in both countries. This exciting A-level examines a variety of issues including the work and structure of political parties, elections, voting behaviour, the constitution, the role of pressure groups in society, and civil rights and liberties.

The course also addresses a range of contemporary political issues facing the UK and the USA.

Why study politics? Simply because it affects everything we do! The age at which you can marry, drink alcohol, join the armed forces; what you study in schools; whether we go to war or not etc., are the kind of things politicians decide when they make laws. Politics is alive! It means keeping up to date with current events and having an interest in the world around you.

Politics inevitably results in differences in opinion, and trying to seekagreement in order to resolve those differences.

Politics will get you thinking.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at Grade C or above

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Marlborough School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years