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Government and Politics A Level at Maria Fidelis Sixth Form

Course description

Studying Government and Politics in Britain today is probably more exciting than it’s ever been. As government touches on literally every aspect of society, this course has universal appeal. In Politics we ask questions such as: ‘Has the Prime Minister got too much power?’ ‘What role does the media play?’ ‘Is there any real difference between the Labour Party and the Conservative Party?’ ‘Are judges becoming too powerful?’ ‘Can anarchism work?’ ‘what will life in Britain be like after Brexit?’

During the course you will have the opportunity to have a tour of the Houses of Parliament. You may also have had the opportunity to meet with a member of the House of Lords and have a Q&A session with their local MP.

You’ll enjoy this course if….

- …you enjoy discussing and debating current affairs and politics generally.
- …you have a keen appreciation of the need to participate in the decision-making process.
- …you like studying a subject that affects your everyday life.
- …you want to understand who has power and authority within the UK political system.
- …you are keen to learn about the rights, freedoms and political participation.

Course content

Paper 1 – UK Politics
Paper 2 – UK Government
Paper 3 – Comparative Politics

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE.
Grade 6 in GCSE English and a grade B in another written subject at GCSE.


You will be taught through a combination of teacher-led lessons and independent study.

Other activities include debate, group work and presentations, and seminar-style discussions.

Future opportunities

Politics is a well-respected A-Level which provides a good background for students interested in a wide variety of degree courses including history, law, European Studies, international relations and journalism, and government.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 February 2017
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