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Politics A Level at John Hampden Grammar School

Course description

Politics aims to provide students with an understanding of British political life and the ideas which underpin it. A level students will study the ideologies which have shaped and inspired World Politics. Students will be encouraged to develop critical, analytical minds, participate actively in debates, create strong and convincing arguments and reach balanced conclusions.

There are four units

  1. People and Politics studies the relationship between government and the people.
  2. Governing the UK examines the major governmental processes within the UK.
  3. Themes in Political Analysis looks at the representative processes of the US political system and considers their adequacy in terms of popular participation and full democracy.
  4. Extended Themes in Political Analysis examines the institutional framework of US government and considers the interrelationships between its legislative, executive and judicial processes and the health of US federalism.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are as follows – all of these requirements must be met:

  • A minimum of 7 GCSE full course passes at a C grade or higher
  • A minimum GCSE total points score of 344 based on the best 8 full course separate subject GCSE passes
  • A minimum C grade in English Language and Mathematics
  • B in English or History GCSE. No requirement to have studied at GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Hampden Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 March 2015
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Key information

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