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A Level Government & Politics at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

Studying Government and Politics at Sawtry Village Academy offers students the opportunity to study the way in which the UK and US are governed. Students explore the role and function of political parties in the UK and the USA, the role of the Prime Minster and US President in domestic and foreign policy, plus UK and US voting systems, with a strong focus on US Presidential elections. 

The Government and Politics course is a great way to study the key legislative and decision-making bodies in the UK and USA and to understand how politics affects our everyday lives, both locally and globally. Lessons require students to engage in lively debate and analysis of events, institutions and people and to develop excellent essay writing skills. Due to the nature of the subject, students must be prepared to engage on a daily basis with news events and stories as they unfold and to build a library of research material which will support their essay writing and show good contextual awareness.

AQA specification is followed across the 2 year course

Entry requirements

Average points score of 42+ and at least grade C in GCSE English and maths. An ability and willingness to read widely and keep up to date with current affairs via print and electronic media is extremely important. 

Future opportunities

Studying Government & Politics at A level gives students the chance to acquire specific skills which are highly sought after by universities, including independent research, analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. This is an excellent A level choice for those wishing to add breadth to their studies and to lay a solid foundation for the rigours of undergraduate life at university. A level Government & Politics is a useful tool for those wishing to pursue a wide variety of careers, whether it’s front line politics, journalism, think tank research, academic research, legal profession, teaching or many other walks of life. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015
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  • Start date: Next September