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Government and Politics A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

This is an interesting and diverse course that helps:

  • develop your critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret, evaluate and comment
  • develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of the structures of authority and power within the political system of the United Kingdom, and how these may differ from those of other political systems
  • acquire knowledge and informed understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual
  • develop an interest in and engagement with contemporary politics

Course content

Year 1 - Students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK. We concentrate on People, Participation and Politics as well as Governing Modern Britain.

Year 2 - You will study Ideologies and Political issues. This includes Liberalism, Socialism, Conservatism and Fascism.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language B or better

Future opportunities

University degree, Journalism, Civil Service, Politics, Law, Media and public services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Venues

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    • Post 16 students have their own specialist facilities. The Mary Anderson Centre, a beautiful Grade II listed building dating back to the 18th century, has a range of teaching classrooms with computers and laptops, private study rooms, an IAG centre and library. The additional double storey study centre with laptops and a common room ensures Post 16 students have the very best access to wireless computing, library resources, private study areas and a place to relax and socialise.