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A-level Politics BLOCK C at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

A Level Politics enables students
to develop their critical thinking
skills and enhance their ability to
interpret, evaluate and comment on
the nature of politics.
Students will study the structures
of authority and power in the UK –
legislature, executive and judiciary –
and how these differ from those of
other political systems. Candidates
develop a critical awareness of
the nature of politics and the
relationship between political ideas,
institutions and processes.
Students gain a thorough knowledge
of democracy and participation,
the rights and responsibilities of
the individual, ideologies, political
theories and traditions. Students
are encouraged to engage with
contemporary politics and current
political debates.
This course will suit a student
who is interested in the role of
government and how the country
is run. Politics encompasses every
aspect of society. The government
might get criticised for their
policies but imagine what it would
be like without them. We all need
government to make important
decisions on what taxes to collect,
what services to spend them on such as health and education,
and how to defend us from threats
through such as terrorism. If you
have an interest in how these issues
are managed, watch the news and
find the issues interesting then this
course is for you.

Course content

Unit F851: Contemporary Politics of
the UK
Unit F852: Contemporary
Government of the UK
Unit F854: Political Ideas and
Unit F856 Political Ideas and
Concepts in Practice
All units are externally assessed
examinations and carry an equal

Entry requirements

5 GCSE 9-4 grades including
English at Level 5 or above

Future opportunities

University courses such as politics
and law and career routes into Local
and Central Government as well as
areas such as media and the legal
profession, teaching and the next
Prime Minister!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September