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Politics A Level at Saltash.net Community School

Course description

Politics is unlike any other A Level subject because it is so current. Politics is NOW. Politics is ALIVE! It is about how our society is shaped and organised and allows you to form your own opinions about topics that affect us all. What you study at A Level Politics will stay relevant for the rest of your life. We also have lots of real-life political speakers, including in the last few years, MPs, MEPs, Lords, the leader of UKIP and the speaker of the House of Commons.

Course content

The precise course content is still to be confirmed as we go to press but will include:

Year 12
- Participation, including Democracy, Pressure Groups, Elections, Political Parties and The Media.
- The UK Government, including Parliament, Prime Minister & Cabinet, The Constitution, and Relationships Between Government Branches

Year 13
- Political ideologies, including Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism and one other (to be confirmed).
- *Either* US Politics *or* Global Politics (to be confirmed).

Entry requirements

- There are no prior knowledge requirements, but you will need:
- An enquiring mind and willingness to do wider reading.
- An interest in the news and the world.
- Opinions, or an interest in forming some.
- A competent standard of written English (a Grade 4 (C) or above).
- Some of the skills are quite similar to History, so if you are studying GCSE History you should be on for grade C or above.

Assessment

- AS Level is likely to be 2 x 90 minute exams.
- A Level is likely to be 3 x 2 hour exams.

Future opportunities

Politics is highly valued in many careers including the police, armed forces, education, health, law and anything else the government makes decisions about, which is almost anything! Politics can be studied at university on its own or with various other subjects. The skills developed in Politics are used in almost every job or area of life.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saltash.net Community School directly.

Last updated date: 17 May 2017

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