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Government and Politics AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School

Course description

Do you have a keen interest in current affairs? Do you have lots of opinions and hope to back these up with secure political knowledge?

Have you been inspired by recent elections in the UK and the USA? If so, the Government and Politics course is for you.

Course content

AS course

Unit 1 – People and Politics (1hr 20min written exam, 25% of A level)

Unit 2 – Governing the UK (1hr 20min written exam, 25% of A level)

A2 course

Unit 3 – Key Themes in Political Analysis (1hr 30min written exam, 25% of A level)

Unit 4 – Extended Themes in Political Analysis (1hr 30min written exam, 25% of A level)

Entry requirements

A high level of literacy and at least five A*-C grades at GCSE including English. Having studied GCSE History is desirable.

Assessment

AS course

Unit 1 – People and Politics (1hr 20min written exam, 25% of A level)

Unit 2 – Governing the UK (1hr 20min written exam, 25% of A level)

A2 course

Unit 3 – Key Themes in Political Analysis (1hr 30min written exam, 25% of A level)

Unit 4 – Extended Themes in Political Analysis (1hr 30min written exam, 25% of A level)

Future opportunities

A qualification in A level Government and Politics is highly regarded by Universities and can lead to careers in areas such as: law, politics, journalism, teaching, broadcasting, architecture, museums, market research, the armed services, the police, or business management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

Key information

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

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