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Government and Politics AS and A Level (AQA) at Crawshaw Academy

Course description

We are excited to offer Government and Politics in the Pudsey Confederation.  This course will examine British Politics in Year 12 and American Politics in Year 13. 

Course content

How democratic are the systems of the two countries?

How successful are the governments of the two countries at helping their people?

Why don’t enough people vote?

Why did it take so long for America to get a Black President?

Who makes the major decisions on war, education, and healthcare?

Why can’t governments sort out inequality?

Entry requirements

5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE.

Politics is interesting, and it is aimed at interesting and interested students.

We are looking for clued-up, engaged students who raise their head to look critically at the world around them, and who listen to or watch current affairs programmes.  We want you to have confidence in your own opinions, and yet be willing to learn that there are complex political ideas behind those opinions.  This course will be best suited to those looking to combine it with other subjects such as History, Law, English, Economics, Geography, or Sociology.  Ideally you will need a B grade in a Humanities subject, and a B grade in English language to be successful in this subject.  


You will have three 2 hour written papers at the end of year 13.These will examine British Politics, American and comparative Politics and a paper on Political Ideas. The course is still only in draft form, but we are hoping that it will be accredited by Ofqual very soon.

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Future opportunities

This course will open many doors.  It is well respected at all Universities and could ultimately lead to a career in Law, Journalism, Social Work, Teaching, academic research, or local government.  The skills in analysis and evaluation that you will gain will give you the edge in HE. 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years