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Government and Politics A Level (AQA) at Co-op Academy Priesthorpe

Course description

We are excited to offer Government and Politics in the Pudsey Confederation. This course will examine British Politics, American Politics, and Political thought inYear 13. The kind of questions we  will be looking at will be: How democratic are the systems of the two countries? How do Socialism and Conservatism differ in their beliefs around organising a country’s political system? How successful are the governments of the two countries at helping their people? Why don’t enough people vote? What does Trump say about outsiders in American Politics? Who makes the major decisions on war, education, and healthcare? What does the Grenfell Tower tell us about inequality? Did anyone really expect Brexit to happen and should referendums be used at all?

Politics is interesting, and it is aimed at interesting and interested students. We are looking for cluedup, 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 any opinion and you may change your mind as the course progresses. 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 grade 6 in a Humanities subject, and a grade 6 in English language to be successful in this subject. You will complete an A level at the end of the two years.

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

5x 9-4 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.  

Financial information

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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 Higher Education.

Further information

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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: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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