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Government & Politics A Level at Tudor Grange Academy

Course description

UK Government and politics

People, Politics and Participation This unit focuses on the theme of political behaviour in the UK. It explores how people participate in representative democracies. This will be done by studying voting behaviour of the UK electorate, the voting systems in place in the UK and the political parties people can choose to support (if they wish to).

Governing Modern Britain This unit focuses on the process of governing the UK, with power dispersed from local to European levels.

 

Comparative politics:government and politics of the USA

The politics of the USA, including the electoral process, political parties, voting behaviour and pressure groups. There is a requirement for synoptic assessment and it is expected students will be able to make comparisons with themes studied in year 12.

The government of the USA, including the US constitution and the effectiveness of a separation of powers. There is a requirement for synoptic assessment and it is expected students will be able to make comparisons with themes studied in year 12.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

N/A

Assessment

How will I be assessed? AS Level

Unit 1 - GOVP1 People, Politics and Participation 1 hour 30 minutes written examination 80 marks. Two structured source-based questions from a choice of four (25% of A Level).

Unit 2 - GOVP2 Governing Modern Britain 1 hour 30 minutes written examination 80 marks. Two structured source-based questions from a choice of four (25% of A Level).

 

How will I be assessed? A2 Level

Unit 3 - The Politics of the USA 1 hour 30 minutes written examination 80 marks. Two questions from a choice of four (25% of A Level).

Unit 4 - The Government of the USA 1 hour 30 minutes written examination 80 marks. Two questions from a choice of four (25% of A Level).

Future opportunities

A Government and Politics A level is exceedingly well thought of and is recognised by all universities. Politics can lead to all kinds of different careers including law, the media, banking, advertising, journalism, social work, teaching and many other professions. It combines well with other subjects including economics, sociology, history and philosophy to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tudor Grange Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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Key information

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

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