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Politics at Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Course description

This course will encourage you to develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and current political debates. You will gain a sense of the rights and responsibilities of the individual within society and explain and evaluate political institutions, such as central and local government and the European Union. You will learn how to compare and contrast a range of political and electoral systems and analyse UK parliamentary elections and voting behaviour.

You will also investigate Conservatism, Nationalism, Liberalism and Socialism. The essential characteristics and inter-relationships of laws and the legal system will also be analysed. Students will find this course helps them develop a range of analytical, evaluative and writing skills that are useful for both university and careers. You may consider studying Politics alongside other A-levels such as History, Economics or Philosophy.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of atleast five GCSEs at grade C or above

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 23 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years