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A Level: Politics at The City of Leicester College

Course description

For more information on the content of this course please check the College website

Course content

Component 1: People & Politics

•Political Participation: democracy, parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour & media influence.
•Core Political Ideas: Conservatism. Liberalism & Socialism

Component 2: UK Government

• UK Govt: the constitution, parliament,the Prime Minister and executive
•Optional Political Ideas: e.g. anarchism, feminism & nationalism
Component 3: Comparative Politics
•USA Politics inc constitution, congress, supreme court

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 subjects 5 or more GCSE’s are required at ‘C’ or above and must be from different subjects.

GCSE Grade C in English Language


All components units are assessed via external examinations and represent 33.3% of the overall mark awarded.

Future opportunities

Political scientists often pursue careers in law, journalism, media, business, social work, teaching and even politics. Related degree courses include Politics, International Relations, Peace Studies, Business Studies, Law, Sociology and other Social Science & Humanities based subjects.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 22 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year