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Government & Politics A-Level at Landau Forte Sixth Form College

Course description

Do you get angry about tuition fees? Are you upset by MP’s expenses and angry because there are cuts in public services? Do you want to do something about it or simply want to know more about how the country is run? If you do, then Government and Politics is the course for you. Do you like a good debate about politics and enjoy sharing your opinions and using evidence from around you? Then these are the skills you will develop during your A Level Government and Politics; they are all skills that employers want, and skills which are desirable in the modern world, whether or not you go into politics! Politics will teach you these skills!

This course:

  • Requires students to develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the political system of the UK, including the local and European Union (EU) dimensions.
  • Encourages students to develop their capacity for critical thinking, to see relationships between different aspects of government and politics and to perceive their field of study in a broader perspective, including some comparisons with other political systems.
  • Requires students to develop knowledge and understanding of relevant political concepts and processes.

Entry requirements

GCSE A* - C in English Language. GCSE A* - C in History if studied at GCSE

Future opportunities

Many students who have taken the A Level in Government and Politics go on to study politics at university. Careers may include researcher, member of local or national government or even start on the path to become a future Prime Minister! Other job opportunities include journalism, teaching or work in the legal profession.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 July 2015

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