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Government and Politics Edexcel Advanced GCE at Chiswick School

Course description

In Year 12 you will study People and Politics including topics on How Democratic is the UK?, Human Rights: Do we need them? Are protests good for Democracy? Governing the UK will include topics on British Law, Justice, Constitutional Rights and Parliament. In Year 13 you will study for 2 exams - Introducing Political Ideologies including topics on Anarchism, Socialism, marxism, Conservatism and Liberalism and Alternative Ideologies covering Feminism, Multiculturalism, Ecologism and Nationalism.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades including 4 or 5 in Maths and 5 in English Language if part of a Mixed Pathway or 8 A*-C including 4 or 5 in Maths and 5 in English Language if part of a A Level Pathway. B grade in History is also desirable.

Future opportunities

5 students from last year's Politics cohort are currently studying Politics at universities including Manchester, Exeter and Newcastle. Politics is a highly regarded A Level and potential careers include Law, Journalism, Consultancy, Teaching, Academia and the Civil Service.

Further information

To get more information about this qualification please contact Connexions or your school-college careers advisor. You can also contact us to discuss this study programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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