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Government and Politics - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College

Course description

Government & Politics:

Government & Politics is a highly respected subject that addresses the key themes of contemporary society. It complements a considerable number of A-Level options, such as History, Law, Sociology, Geography and Economics, and many aspects of the syllabus require cross curricular understanding. It commands respect both by universities and employers as it requires astute writing skills, critical thinking skills and a solid understanding of current affairs and general knowledge. Of the Year 13 cohort last year, over two thirds opted to choose Politics at degree level.

Qualifications in Politics lead to a wide range of career possibilities from Journalism, the Military, Education to the Civil Service or a career within Politics itself. It is ideally suited to students who have a keen interest in current affairs, for example, human rights, electoral reform, terrorism or the environment.

It is a challenging syllabus that provides rewarding and stimulating subject matter.

Course content

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Entry requirements

To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview.

Financial information

If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:

• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

• Young people in care• Care leavers

• Young people in receipt of income support

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.

Future opportunities

Positive Steps - See your Positive Steps Adviser in school or contact 0800 195 8528.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rochdale Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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