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Government & Politics AS Level at Parkside School

Course description

Government & Politics, like Sociology and Psychology, is a 'Social Science'.

In this course you will study various aspects of both our own UK political system such as voting systems, laws and Parliament.

We will also cover some of the most controversial and difficult issues facing the world today, such as international terrorism, globalisation, conflict, poverty, human rights abuses and civil liberties.

 

Course content

Amongst the specific issues we will look at will be:

AS level - What do the different Parties stand for? Do they represent your interests?

How do elections work? Are they fair and democratic?

Is politics just about voting and MP's What role do protest groups play?

 

 

Entry requirements

Government and Politics is an academicallydemanding 'A' level, and a good range of GCSE passes at A* - C is highly desirable, especially in English & Humanities.

However, a genuine interest in Society, News and Current Affairs is essential.

 

Assessment

Unit 1 - People & Politics

Unit 2 - Governing the UK

 

Future opportunities

A2 level - What is Britains role in the UN and deciding International and European action in politics?

What is 'terrorism' and who is responsible for it?

Is our Government a serious abuser of Human Rights and Civil Liberties?

Are environmental issues such as global warming being manipulated and exploited by politicians?

YOU MIGHT FIND THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS VERY INTERESTING!

 

Further information

WITH SO MANY PROBLEMS IN TODAY'S WORLD, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO STUDY GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS!

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 year

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