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Government and Politics A Level at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Course description

  • GCSEs to include a grade C in English Language
  • Minimum GCSE point score required for this course: 5.1
  • Enrichment opportunities include a visit to the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court
  • Many students go on to study Politics or related subjects.

Course content

Politics exists because people disagree. They disagree about how they should live (moral questions), about who should get what (resource questions) and about who should make decisions (power questions). What makes Government and Politics different as an academic subject is its emphasis on debate, discussion and argument. If Politics exists because people disagree then studying Politics must mean studying how, why and when people disagree and taking an interest in these disagreements. Politics is therefore particularly likely to suit you if you:

have an interest in the world around you — if you want to know more about the society you live in, how it works and how it could work

enjoy debate, discussion and argument — if you are comfortable with the fact that in Politics there are no simple ‘rights’ or ‘wrongs’!

like to think for yourself — if you want to develop your own views, rather than accept the views of others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barton Peveril Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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