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Government and Politics at West Derby School

Course description

For students opting for this interesting and relevant subject, the chosen course will be that offered by the AQA examination board. The course provides students with a clear understanding of the theories, motives and values that underpin political processes and governmental decision-making. It also examines the role of key institutions in the UK and US exploring how they resolve conflicts and allocate limited resources.

In the course, you will learn to weigh evidence against opinion and to understand how people’s lives as citizens are affected by political activity. You will develop a critical awareness of political events and issues and an understanding of the main political viewpoints. Through essay writing you will develop the skills required to argue a case with relevance and coherence.

Entry requirements

To start AS/A Level Government and Politics you will need a good general GCSE certificate with at least five subjects at grade C or above.

As the course requires a good standard of written and comprehensive skills, it is essential that students have attained at least grade B in both English Language and English Literature.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years