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Goverment and Politics at Longcroft School

Course description

At AS we focus on British Politics today. We examine how decisions are made and who makes these decisions. We also explore how people can organise and put pressure on those in power. Does Britain have a healthy democracy? How can young people be encouraged to be more politically active? What are the big issues of the day facing our politicians and what are your views on these issues? (e.g. the Introduction of ID cards, the expenses scandal and the war in Afghanistan).

In A2 we study the major political ideologies, taking the course to a full A-Level. This focuses on the main ideologies of the modern world, including Conservatism, Socialism, Anarchism, and many others. This part of the course is extremely challenging, requiring extensive background reading, although a full understanding of these ideologies is of great value in many areas of employment.

Entry requirements

Students who study this course should have achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years