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A Level Politics at Villiers High School

Course description

 Unit 1: People and Politics

*Unit code 6GP01 

Externally assessed

Availability: January and June

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Content summary:

This unit introduces students to the key channels of communication between government and the people. It encourages them to evaluate the adequacy of existing arrangements for ensuring representative democracy and participation.

Assessment:

Written examination: 1 hour 20 minutes

Students will be required to answer two structured questions from a choice of four.

Each question will have a mark tariff of 5, 10 and 25 marks. 

 

Unit 2: Governing the UK

*Unit code 6GP02 

Externally assessed

Availability: January and June

50% of the total AS marks

25% of the total GCE marks

Content summary:

This unit introduces students to the major governmental processes within the UK. It encourages them to develop a critical understanding of the role and effectiveness of key institutions, and of the relationship amongst them in the context of multi-level governance. 

Assessment:

Written examination: 1 hour 20 minutes

Students will be required to answer one stimulus-based question from a choice of two. These questions will be structured with a mark tariff of 5, 10 and 25 marks.

Students will then be required to answer one extended question from a choice of two (40 marks). 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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  • Start date: Next September

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