Government and Politics A Level at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College
Politics dominates our lives. From decisions about whether to go to war to decisions about university fees, politicians make choices that impact us as individuals and as a society. This course enables students to understand how and why these decisions are made and what role different people play in that process.
What will I learn?People and Politics
Considers how democratic the UK is and what role ordinary people play in politics. Topics include types of democracy, elections, pressure groups, political parties and ideologies.Governing the UK
Looks at how the UK is governed by different groups and institutions. Topics include the Constitution, the Prime Minister, the role of Parliament and the court system.Representative Processes in the USA
Examines America’s claim to be the greatest democracy on earth. Topics include the influence of lobbying groups and money and racial and ethnic politics.Governing the USA
Considers how effectively American government works. Topics include the US Constitution, the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.The basics...
- Debate controversial issues and explore different political points of view
- Study the political systems of the UK and USA
- Visit Washington and New York
You should have a genuine interest in the world around you and must be proactive in following the news.
- Public Relations
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.