Government & Politics - A Level at Dinnington High School
Studying Government and Politics enables students to understand how the UK and US political systems operate today and how they have been shaped by changing historical contexts. Students will develop the ability to formulate and argue their opinions on some of the controversial issues that are the cause of political debate today and tackle questions such as whether political reform is needed
In year one students will explore how the UK Parliament works and the processes that underpin it, such as elections, the effectiveness of pressure groups, and the role of the judiciary.
On year two students will evaluate how the US political system differs from the UK and explore current issues facing US governments such as changing racial and ethnic politics. If you enjoy current affairs, debating ideas and learning about the world around you, an A Level in Government and Politics will both interest and challenge you.
Our entry requirements are a B grade in History GCSE, and if History has not been studied, a B grade in English Literature and English Language.
Unit 1 – GOVP1 :People, Politics and Participation 25% of A–level - 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
Unit 2 – GOVP2: Governing Modern Britain 25% of A-level - 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
Unit 3– GOV3B: Ideologies 25% of A-level 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
Unit 4 – GOV4B: Ideologies in Action 25% of A-level 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
Politics works very well with subjects such as Economics, Law, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Psychology and Public Services.
Most students don’t go into careers in Politics with their qualifications but rather areas such as Law, Business Management, government and public services such a police/army etc – in fact it combines well with most subjects!
How to apply
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