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A Level Political Studies at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Political Studies is for students with enquiring minds who like to debate. It is a social science subject for those interested understanding the political philosophies, ideologies, institutions and processes which have shaped the world around us.

AS: Unit 1: People and Politics

Ever wandered what political parties actually stand for? How else can we affect change in the country? What do pressure groups do?

Unit 2: Governing the UK

What powers does the Prime Minister really have? Who really makes the decisions that affect the country? What does Parliament really do?

A2: Unit 3 B: UK Political Ideologies – This is a philosophy course covering the major political traditions within the UK including Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism.

Unit 4 B: Other Ideological Traditions continues the theme to study traditions such as Feminism, Nationalist and Ecologist approaches to political philosophy

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years