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Government and Politics A Level at The John Fisher School

Course description

Government & Politics is in and around everybody’s lives. The course is designed to engage young people in democracy and political thinking. Studying Government & Politics means studying the real world and developing the skills to make sense of that world. Politics is about people and power: who gets it, how they use it, and what makes a society fair. It is useful, interesting and challenging.

Course content

During the course you will: Experience various teaching and learning methods which are interesting and challenging. There is also an educational visit to Westminster Parliament. AS Level: Unit 1 – People and Politics - In this unit students study Democracy & Political participation / Party Policies and ideas (Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats) / Elections / Pressure Groups Unit 2 – Governing the UK - In this unit students study The Constitution / Parliament / The Prime Minister and Cabinet / Judges and Civil Liberties A2 Level: Unit 3 – Introducing Political Ideologies - In this unit students study Liberalism / Conservatism / Socialism / Anarchism Unit 4 – Other Ideological Traditions - In this unit students study Nationalism / Feminism / Ecologism / Multiculturalism.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or higher, including GCSE English Language at Grade B.

Future opportunities

The course is a good foundation for a wide variety of university courses and careers such as law, business, journalism, government and teaching. The skills you develop in following this course will be transferable to a wide range of careers, training and employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years