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Government and Politics A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

Unit 3: (6GP03B) Major Political Ideologies. You are introduced to the subject of political ideology and will examine the major ideas of liberalism, conservatism, socialism and anarchism.

Unit 4: (6GP04B) Other Ideological Traditions. This investigates and examines the ideological traditions that have developed out of, or emerged in opposition to, liberalism, conservatism and socialism.

Course content

You will be expected to follow political developments in the news via TV news programmes, and reading quality newspapers or internet articles. You must be prepared to express ideas and views, and to defend them in a logical manner. Student involvement is essential as it makes the lessons more interesting for both students and teacher. Obviously we expect you to make arguments based on evidence and knowledge of contemporary Political Issues and Developments.  You will find that studying Political ideologies at A2 will have major links with A level History and Sociology.

Assessment

Unit 3: Introducing Political Ideologies (50% of A2) is examined in January through a 1 hour and 30 minute exam.  You will be required to answer three short questions out of a choice of five and one essay out of a choice of three.

Unit 4: Other Ideological Traditions (50% of A2) is examined June 2013 through a 1 hour and 30 minute exam. You will be required to answer three short questions out of a choice of five and one essay out of a choice of three.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corfe Hills School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September

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