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Government & Politics A Level at De Montfort School

Course description

Year 12

Unit 1: People, Politics and Participation

  • Participation and Voting Behaviour
  • Electoral Systems
  • Political Parties
  • Pressure Groups and Protest Movements

Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain

  • The British Constitution
  • Parliament
  • The Core Executive
  • Multi-Level Governance

Year 13

Unit 3A: The Politics of the USA

  • Electoral Process or Direct Democracy
  • Political Parties
  • Voting Behaviour
  • Pressure Groups

Unit 4B: Ideologies in Action

  • Ethnicity and Gender
  • The Environment
  • Education
  • The Economy

Entry requirements

Students who opt for A Level Government and Politics do not need to have studied the subject at GCSE. However, a minimum of Grade 6 in English and another subject (that demonstrates the ability to express ideas clearly in writing) is important.

A Level Government and Politics complements other A Level subjects such as History and Economics.

Assessment

Year 12

Unit 1 – GOVP1 - People, Politics and Participation

  • 50% of AS, 25% of A Level
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
  • 80 marks
  • Two structured, source-based topics from a choice of four.

Unit 2 – GOVP2: Governing Modern Britain

  • 50% of AS, 25% of A Level
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
  • 80 marks
  • Two structured, source-based topics from a choice of four.

Year 13

Unit 3 – GOV3A: The Politics of the USA

  • 25% of A Level
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
  • 80 marks
  • Two topics from a choice of four.

Unit 4 – GOV4B: Political Issues - Ideologies in Action

  • 25% of A Level
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written examination
  • 80 marks

Future opportunities

Government and Politics is a popular choice for university candidates and is accepted by all the Russell Group universities. Government and Politics is particularly useful for people wishing to follow pathways into Law, teaching, local government or the Civil Service. Government and Politics is also very useful for students wishing to pursue a career in business and finance or who simply wish to know how governments function.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Montfort School directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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