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Government and Politics A Level at St Marys Catholic College

Course description

A Level:

Unit 3: Representative Process in the USA (25% of A Level) Students will study the contrasting systems that operate in the US version of democracy. This includes a study of political parties, racial and ethnic issues and elections and voting.

Unit 4: Governing the USA (15% of A Level) Essentially this unit does the same as Unit 2 but concentrates on the features of government peculiar to the USA like the Congress, Supreme Court and Presidency.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSE passes at Grade C or above, including English.


Each unit will be assessed in an end-of-year external examination.

Future opportunities

A politics qualification will enhance your understanding of democracy, the law, the role of individuals within society and the mechanics of government at a local, national and international level. Politics students go into a very wide variety of different careers and courses of study including politics itself, the law, international relations, the media, and many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Marys Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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