Government and Politics A Level at The John Fisher School
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.
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.
5 GCSEs at Grade C or higher, including GCSE English Language at Grade B.
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.